There will be several tours of interest to urban historians at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass., January 6 to 9, 2010.
Historians interested in urban expansion, the environmental history of cities, and land making will enjoy the tour led by Nancy Seasholes, “Land Making on Boston's Central Waterfront” on Saturday, January 8, from 11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m. The tour will trace the filling of Boston’s central waterfront areas from its start in the 1660s to the 1870s when it was completed. The walk will start with areas filled in the seventeenth century and proceed chronologically through the large commercial and civic land making projects of the nineteenth century.
Other tours of interest to urban historians focus on the industrial history of Lowell, Massachusetts, Boston’s North End, the Freedom Trail, and the Black Heritage Trail. Details about the tours can be found at http://www.historians.org/annual/2011/ProgramGeneralInfo.cfm#tours.
To learn more about the meeting and browse the full program online, visit http://www.historians.org/annual/2011/index.cfm
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