We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, but our June 19 lecture by Amanda Goodheart Parks, Sweethearts at Sea, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 24 due to an unforeseen conflict. We hope this new date works well for interested attendees. Please register here. We hope to see you on July 24!
For Boston’s first two hundred years, “a flown sheate, a faire winde, and a boune voyage” were wishes at the heart of the city’s life and economy. Travel under sail was commonplace and central to the culture, across classes. Join us for ten memorable stories spanning that era, drawn from first-person accounts by Bostonians capturing the […]
Boston Harborfest is a nearly forty-year-old tradition celebrating Boston’s maritime and revolutionary history. Each year, beginning on July first, organizations from across Boston come together to offer hundreds of activities celebrating Independence Day weekend at Boston’s best landmarks. This family-friendly event is one of the country’s largest Fourth of July festivals. Activities include the annual […]
We’re excited to announce our Old North Speaker Series event for July, Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the New England Whaling Industry with speaker Amanda Goodheart Parks, presented in partnership with Boston By Foot. During the nineteenth century, when Yankee whale oil lit the world, men from more than thirty New England communities– including Boston– […]
“There is probably no time in our country’s existence, other than potentially its founding and its preservation during the Civil War, where our recognition and appreciation of the liberties that make our country both special and unique is so crucial to the preservation of these liberties. In a period of history where these very liberties that […]