Past Programs


The Birth of the Boston Subway

On April 24, 2018, Doug Most shared the amazing story of the building of Boston’s MBTA system. Doug is the author of “The Race Underground: Boston, New York and the Incredible Rivalry” and he intrigued us with his stories of two brothers from one of the nation’s great families – Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York – each pursuing the dream of digging America’s first subway.


History of Ceramics Program

On March 20, 2018, Nancy Carlisle presented a program on the history of ceramics in New England. Nancy is Senior Curator of Collections at Historic New England and gave us the history of ceramics dating back to ancient times. She had wonderful stories to tell about the ceramics that have been found in local historic homes and those that have been showcased in museum exhibitions.

Note that Nancy will be back on October 9, 2018 to follow up with a presentation on Historic Cooking.