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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
archives on this day
Aug 6

Notes from the Archives: #onthisday in 1838, black Bostonians petition for an addition to...

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Thee above pages are from Joslin’s “Diabetic Manual for the Mutual Use of Doctor and Patient,” published in 1929. He dedicated the manual to “Those Individuals Who Have Conquered Diabetes by Living Longer With It Than They were Expected to Live Without It
Aug 2

#onthisday in 1893, Eliot Joslin begins diabetes research

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 Amelia Earhart, 7/30/1936, Records of the Army Air Forces, circa 1902 - 1964, Photographs of Flight Personnel, 1911 - 1941, National Archives and Records Administration
Jul 24

Notes from the Archives: Amelia Earhart in Boston

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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

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Historic Burying Grounds

Burying Grounds