November 16th – Joseph Bagley A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts

History is right under our feet; we just need to dig a little to find it. Though not the most popular construction project, Boston s Big Dig has contributed more to our understanding and appreciation of the city’s archaeological history than any other recent event.                       

Joseph M. Bagley, city archaeologist of Boston, uncovers a fascinating hodgepodge of history from ancient fishing grounds to Jazz Age red-light districts that will surprise and delight even longtime residents. Each artifact is shown in full color and accompanied by description of the item s significance to its site location and the larger history of the city. From cannonballs to drinking cups and from ancient spears to chinaware, A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts offers a unique and accessible introduction to Boston s history and physical culture while revealing the ways objects can offer a tantalizing entree into our past.
Packed with vivid descriptions and art, this lively history of Boston will appeal to all manner of readers, locals and visitors alike.”

The ongoing author series is offered by the Kingston Public Library in cooperation with the Kingston Council on Aging and the Kingston Public Library Foundation. The series is sponsored by WATD 95.9 FM Radio. Programs are held at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street and will last from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Westwinds Bookshop will provide copies of the books for sale and signing.

Light refreshments will be offered, and although the program is free, reservations are requested.

Register online here or call the library at 781-585-0517, ext. 6271, or the Council on Aging at 781-585-0512, or email kilib@kingstonpubliclibrary.org