Monday, May 24, 2021

Virtual Author Talk: Joseph M. Bagley

We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, June 3, for an author talk with Joseph M. Bagley, City Archaeologist of Boston. Joe previously spoke at the State Library about his first book, A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts, and we are delighted to welcome him back for a virtual talk about his newest book, Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them. This event is presented in partnership with American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society, and Joe will be joined in conversation by Curt DiCamillo, Curator of Special Collections at NEHGS. 

The first book to survey Boston’s fifty oldest buildings, this work by the city archaeologist and historic preservationist is a great guide for history lovers, architectural enthusiasts, and tourists. In an
approachable narrative which will appeal to non-architects and those new to historic preservation, Joseph M. Bagley tours fifty buildings that pre-date 1800 and illustrate Boston’s early history. Approaching its four-hundredth anniversary, Boston continues to shift with near-constant development; still, it maintains its historic character. Don’t miss hearing from an expert and insider about the city’s unique character, its historic areas and oldest buildings.

Joseph M. Bagley is the City Archaeologist of Boston, a historic preservationist, and staff member of the Boston Landmarks Commission. He has worked previously for the Massachusetts Historical Commission and Maine Historic Preservation Commission. In 2016 Joe published the award-winning A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts.

Curt DiCamillo, FRSA is the Curator of Special Collections at New England Historic Genealogical Society. Before joining NEHGS, he worked for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Trust for Scotland. He is a recognized authority on the British country house.

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Author Talks Committee
State Library of Massachusetts