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Copies of drawings, manuscripts and other documents related to Bell's invention of the telephone. Library of Congress.
He invented it in Boston in 1876.
By its architect, H. H. Richardson. Requires Adobe Acrobat.
Biography of the architect of the new State House and the U.S. Capitol.
The history of industry and technology in America.
154 Moody St.
All about the Great Fire of 1872, which reshaped downtown Boston.
Short biography of the 19th-century architect whose work influences Boston to this day (Trinity Church, for example).
Overview of the fire-alarm system that went online in 1852.
Explore the history of America's Industrial Revolution in Lowell. See a working textile mill, canals, workers' housing, and more.
History of the canal that connected Boston with Lowell until 1853.
The Nichols House Museum offers a unique glimpse into late 19th and early 20th century domestic life on Boston's historic Beacon Hill. The four-story townhouse was built in 1804 during the early development of Beacon Hill. The original Federal design is attributed to Charles Bulfinch. The interiors are decorated with original furnishings of the Nichols' family. The museum offers an active schedule of lectures, events, and educational programs throughout the year.
His arrest and trial in Boston under the provisions of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 incited riots and protests by white and black abolitionists and citizens of Boston in the spring of 1854. The portrait is surrounded by scenes from his life, including his sale on the auction block, escape from Richmond, Virginia, capture and imprisonment in Boston, and his return to a vessel to transport him to the South. Within a year after his capture, abolitionists were able to raise enough money to purchase Burns's freedom.
Overview of the 1840s case that led to the official abolition of school segregation in Massachusetts.
A historic house museum designed in the 19th century by Henry Hobson Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted.
Book: Classic work by Sam Bass Warner on the growth of Boston's inner suburbs.
A description from DeTocqueville's 1831 "Democracy in America."
Old Ironsides. The oldest commissioned naval vessel in the world.
Testimony of Boston's fire chief on the fire.
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