Boston History

A project by the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Students at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, working with history professor Ella Howard, share their research with the public here. Boston History is powered by Omeka + Curatescape.

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Born in a small town on the southern coast of Finland, Eero Saarinen emigrated to Michigan in the 1920s and was raised by his father Eliel, an architect, and mother Loja, a textile artist. Educated…

Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, adjacent to Harvard Yard, and down the street from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Cambridge Public Library represents a cultural beacon…

April 5, 1904, one year after the death of it’s founder, Arioch Wentworth, Wentworth Institute would be chartered as a school for the “mechanical arts.” Located at the intersection of the…

The Boston Athenaeum is one of the oldest private library institutions in America. It was founded in 1807, and it grew out of a slightly earlier organization known as the Anthology Society which had…