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Uncovering Boston's history

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Uncovering Boston's history

Last updated 4/9/18

It’s no secret Boston is rich with history. From the American Revolution to the site of the very first public school, it’s a city with stories to tell.

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Featured archaeological digs

Featured digs
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Old City Hall dig
Boston Latin School

Archaeologists surveyed the front yard of Old City Hall to find evidence of the 1635 Boston Latin School.

Malcolm X House
Malcolm X House

Archaeologists conducted a survey at the landmark-designated Malcolm X- Ella Little-Collins House.

Old North Crypt
Old North Crypt

Archaeologists conducted a dig in the crypt at Old North Church in the North End.

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History news

History news
Map of the Boston Elevated Railway, 1930, Boston Tercentenary Committee records , Collection 0200.002, Boston City Archives
Apr 24

Boston on the '30s: the trolley to the future

Archives and Records Management
City Council order for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Administrative Services Records, Box 8, Collection 8000.001, Boston City Archives
Apr 4

Notes from the Archives: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Boston

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The letter 'B' spelled out in soil
Mar 28

Uncovering Boston's past

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Subway Station berth guide, Tremont Street Subway, circa 1897, Transit Department photograph collection, 8300.002, Boston City Archives
Mar 28

#onthisday in 1895, Boston starts construction on America's first subway

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Preservation Month events

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Landmarks updates

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Historic Burying Grounds

Burying Grounds