EventsThe Hidden History of Boston

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The Hidden History of Boston

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Central Library in Copley Square


Though arguably America's most historic city, Boston also claims its share of little-known events. Our colonial past saw riotous mobs celebrating their hatred of the pope in an annual celebration called Pope's Night; William Monroe Trotter, champion of civil rights at the turn of the last century, published the independent African American newspaper the Boston Guardian; In 1991, a centuries-long turf war played out on the streets of quiet Chinatown, ending in the massacre of five men in a back alley. In her new book, author and historian Dina Vargo shines light into the cobwebbed corners of Boston's hidden history.

Dina Vargo is a volunteer docent for Boston by Foot, where she developed an interest for writing off-beat walking tours. She is also the author of Wild Women of Boston: Mettle and Moxie in the Hub.

Local & Family History Lecture Series
Suitable for:
Teens (Ages 13-18)
Young Adults (Ages 20-34)
College Students
Older Adults
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