Join editor and Notre Dame
associate professor Eileen Hunt Botting, and author and North End expert Alex Goldfeld,
for a historic tour of Boston’s oldest neighborhood. Using insights from Hannah
Mather Crocker’s early nineteenth-century account of the city, Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston (now available from NEHGS) as the tour’s basis, attendees will gain a unique
perspective of Boston from a native daughter of the city.
Granddaughter of Rev. Cotton Mather
and niece of royal governor of Massachusetts Thomas Hutchinson, her Reminiscences
chronicle everything from Puritan law to colonial and provincial history;
the establishment of Boston’s churches; and Boston’s economic growth, paying
special attention to women’s work and culture.
This tour will bring to life the
pages of Crocker’s manuscript as you visit her birthplace, North Square, Old
North Church, and the Mather tomb at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground—all while
learning about the North End’s role in the greater context of early America.
Participants will meet at NEHGS
headquarters at 99–101 Newbury Street at 6:30. We will proceed to the North End
by coach. The tour will last one hour and progress at an undemanding pace.
Attendees will be driven back to NEHGS, where a book signing for Botting’s
edition of Reminiscences
and Traditions of Boston and Goldfeld’s The North End: A Brief History of
Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood will be held and refreshments served.
Space is limited, so register
For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-226-1226.
Registration and Fees
Cost: $25 ($20 for participants of “Come Home
to New England, Session II)
Register online or call 617-226-1226 to register.