Tuesday, August 12, reception at 5:30 p.m., lecture at 6:15 p.m. Otis House
, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass. $10 Historic New England and Victorian Society members, $12 nonmembers
For nearly four centuries Boston has been a center of learning, literature, and innovation. Though the city may be most famous for its roles in the American Revolution and in modern scientific developments, the nineteenth century was perhaps Boston’s grandest era. Chronicles of Old Boston, published by Museyon Guides, features twenty-nine dramatic episodes in the city’s history, many from the Victorian period. Author Charles Bahne shares the stories behind scandals such as America’s first bank failure and the murder of Dr. George Parkman, disasters such as the Great Boston Fire, and crowning achievements such as the invention of the telephone and the great Peace Jubilees of 1869 and 1872. As a student at M.I.T.’s School of Architecture and Planning, Charles Bahne was captivated by Boston and its history; in the decades since he’s shared his enthusiasm for the city he loves, working as a writer and tour guide. In addition to Chronicles of Old Boston, he is also the author of The Complete Guide to Boston’s Freedom Trail.
Co-sponsored with The Victorian Society in America, New England Chapter. Registration is recommended. Please call 617-994-5920 for more information. Purchase tickets now