Wednesday, September 12, 2012

“The Time of Action has Come” Introducing Pure Water into the City of Boston

Brookline Reservoir
image from Ballou's Pictorial vol. 16, 1859.

This exhibition chronicles the history and development of Boston’s water supply from the earliest public water works of the 19th century to the “accidental wilderness” of the current reservoir areas. It covers many of the extensive public works projects undertaken during the 19th and early 20th centuries in order to bring pure water to the city of Boston.

The exhibit runs from September 10 through December 28, 2012 and can be viewed outside of the Library, Room 341 of the State House. Library hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Can't make it to the library? View the digital exhibit on the library's Flickr site!