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The Life and Death of a Free Thinker

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An uncontested election is a sign of democracy at work, but America wasn’t always the land of the free. When the first European settlers arrived in the New World, religion and superstition ruled the land, and the rights we take for granted today were a long way away. Anne Hutchinson was a Puritan settler who came to America in 1634 ... Read More »

Book Launch with Charles Bahne

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Celebrate Chronicles of Old Boston with author Charles Bahne, June 13, at 6 P.M. at the historic Old South Meeting House. Charlie returns to the Old South to share stories from his latest guidebook, which features 29 chapters on the Puritans, patriots and politicians who shaped the “City on a Hill” plus eight waiting tours. Whether you were born and ... Read More »

100 Years of Fenway

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Our Chronicles of Old Boston may be brand new, but the city itself has a long and colorful history. And April 12, 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of one of the city’s most famous legends: Fenway Park. Baseball’s oldest — and most legendary — working baseball park has seen thousands of games over the years, including the Red Sox’s curse-breaking ... Read More »

The Fife Is Right: The Seventh Annual Old South History Challenge

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Calling all history buffs! Want to learn while laughing? This Wednesday, April 4, Boston landmark the Old South Meeting House hosts its seventh annual Fife is Right. This hilarious quiz show pits two teams of history experts–including our own Chronicles of Old New York author Charlie Bahne–against each other in a fun-filled trivia contest. This year’s theme, “Underground Boston,” features ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Isabella Gardner Museum, Boston

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The Isabella Gardner Museum is equally known for what it doesn’t have as what it does. In 1990, two men dressed as police officers broke into the famed museum in Boston and stole five Degas, three Rembrandts and a Vermeer, along with four other works, from off the wall and disappeared into the night, never to be seen again. For ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Salem, MA

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  There is no spookier and more spirited place in America to spend the week of Halloween than in Salem, Massachusetts. Located about 30 minutes north of the state’s capital, Salem is most well known as the location of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 (though most of the actual “witches” lived in nearby ‘Salem Village’, now known as Danvers) ... Read More »

Music Interview: Adam Ritchie + Boston

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Adam Ritchie is a man on a mission. That mission (as stated in his twitter bio): “maintaining a dual life: fearlessly running a brand communications agency by day / shamelessly rocking in The Lights Out by night.” Well so far, mission accomplished. Ritchie’s drive and passion has seen his company flourish as well as his band; last year The Lights ... Read More »

“Departed” Mob Boss and The Case of The Great Gardner Heist

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  It was just a few days ago that we mentioned how the FBI was refocusing their efforts on the greatest unsolved art heist in American history—a 1990 invasion at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum that claimed five Degas oils, three Rembrants, a Manet, and, most notably, “The Concert” by Joannes Vermeer. In it, we referenced FBI Special Agent George ... Read More »

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