Talk: Scollay Square: Always Something Doing and Scollay Square

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Thursday, February 5th at 6:30 pm

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Based on David Kruth’s two books on Scollay Square (Always Something Doing and Scollay Square) this slide show describes the evolution of the part of Boston where everyone went – but few admitted it! From John Winthrop, (who settled here in 1630) to Sally Keith (who entertained here in the 1940s and 1950s) to Government Center today, this show will surprise you with tales of Revolutionary War heroism, scientific breakthroughs, and Civil War courage – all in the same place where a hot dog stand and a burlesque theater made truants of all New England. (Jack Thomas of the Boston Globe wrote that David has a “…a fascinating slide show…full of splendid anecdotes…”)