Italian Heritage Month Film Series "Haymarket”
Historic New England and The West End Museum present Haymarket, a documentary film directed by Justin Goodstein and produced by Historic New England with the Haymarket Pushcart Association.
Since the 1830s, Boston’s Haymarket has served a constant stream of longtime residents, newly arrived immigrants, students, and tourists. Despite economic downturns, the advent of the supermarket, and massive construction projects from the Central Artery to the Big Dig, the Haymarket continues to be an economically vital and colorful gathering place for the city.
The Haymarket film uses photographs and oral history interviews with workers, shoppers, fans, and historians to tell the story of this beloved marketplace. Following the screening, there will be a discussion about Haymarket with filmmaker and photographer Justin Goodstein and Kenneth C. Turino, manager of community engagement and exhibitions at Historic New England.