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Last updated: 4/20/17

Uncovering Dorchester's Industrial School for Girls

In 2015, the City's Archaeologist recovered 17,723 historic artifacts from this site in Dorchester.

Two years after the dig, City Archaeologist Joe Bagley partnered with Public History students at UMass Boston's History department to uncover the stories of the women and girls who worked and lived at the school in the 1860s. An exhibit opening May 10 explores the fascinating histories and the extraordinary women who lived them.