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Uncovering Boston's history

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Uncovering Boston's history

Last updated 5/11/18

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
Order to ring bells in celebration of emancipation, 1865 December 30, Docket 1865-020-I, Proceedings of the City Council, Collection 0100.001, Boston City Archives
Jun 19

Notes from the archives: Juneteenth

Archives and Records Management
A pin honoring City Hall's 50th anniversary
May 3

We’re helping celebrate City Hall’s 50th anniversary

Digital Team
 Architectural model of Boston City Hall, 1962, John F. Collins records (0244.001), Box 147, Folder 1, Boston City Archives
May 3

Notes from the Archives: #onthisday in 1962, design for Boston City Hall chosen

Archives and Records Management
aerial photograph of Park Street Church
May 1

Notes from the Archives: Cornerstone of Park Street Church laid #onthisday in 1809

Archives and Records Management

Preservation Month events

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Landmarks updates

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Historic Burying Grounds

Burying Grounds