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Is Boston's birthday on September 7 or 17? The answer is more complicated than you realize!

Morna Crawford came to Boston after World War II to take a job at the Museum of Fine Arts. She...

James Henderson, a black poet, playwright, and actor from Virginia, came to Boston in 1917. Boston...

Elizabeth Amberman recalls the Great Depression in Jamaica Plain and a robbery over Betty Crocker’s...

Franklin Park Zoo gets a hippo and Boston builds a rapid transit system. Three men reflect on...

In September 2019, a group of undergraduate students at Simmons University began work on a project...

A Roslindale woman recalls her immigrant father’s claim that he had never truly experienced the cold...

On July 4, 1861, Bostonians celebrated Independence Day as they grappled with the reality of civil...

In the 1970s, Boston residents provided oral history interviews as part of the Boston 200...

On this day in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3 to the inhabitants of...

On May 30, 1868, Americans observed the country’s first Memorial Day.

While cataloging Public Works Department photographs at the City Archives, intern Alyssa True...

Residents were arrested, tomatoes were thrown, furniture was tossed into the street. In a David-and...

At the beginning of the twentieth century, interest in public health and child welfare grew.

What characteristics do you think of when you hear the word "slum"? Deteriorated infrastructure...

In the 1950s, the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) announced plans to "redevelop" the West End, a...

The West End of Boston was once a diverse, bustling, working-class neighborhood of Boston. Then, in...

If you put 15 Hanover Street into a GPS, it will bring you to the middle of a crosswalk looking...

On August 18, 1920, 36 states ratified the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Women’s...

Boston's schools have always been an important part of the community! Early in the 20th century...

From the outside, the Elizabeth Peabody House was an unassuming building in Boston’s West End...

Boston is a city known for its firsts. First subway, first public park, first public library, and...

In the fall of 1829, Boston abolitionist David Walker wrote and published a pamphlet entitled,...

Among the many transformations that Boston has undergone in its more than 300-year history, one of...

In January of 1846, the Hayden family moved to Boston. The Haydens became key leaders in Boston's...

On January 15, 1919, a 50-foot tall tank ruptured, sending 2.3 million gallons of molasses rushing...

In January 1870, Boston annexed the Town of Dorchester. In honor of the 150th anniversary of...

On this day in 1835, Phillips Brooks was born in Boston. Brooks served as the rector of Boston’s...

On November 18, 1755, an earthquake woke Bostonians and knocked Faneuil Hall's grasshopper weather...

On this day in 1804, the "Snow Hurricane" — also known as "the Great Gale of 1804" — made landfall...