Join the Leventhal Map & Education Center, the JP, Egleston, and Connolly branches of BPL, and the Jamaica Plain Historical Society as we explore the history of Jamaica Plain through online maps. How old is the Jamaica Plain Branch of the BPL? What was Jamaica Plain like in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? How has the neighborhood changed, and how has it stayed the same? Using Atlascope, the Leventhal Map & Education Center’s user-friendly portal for exploring urban atlases,…Find out more »
Rescheduled from spring 2020, this Jamaica Plain Historical Society talk will now be held virtually. At a moment when our country has been facing great divisions, Prof. Dane Morrison of Salem State University will discuss how Americans forged a national identity after the War of Independence. After breaking free from British rule, American identity had more to do with sailing to the East than trekking into the West. Private journals, letters, ships’ logs, memoirs, and newspaper accounts help trace America’s earliest encounters…Find out more »
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