Irish Tenement Life in 19th Century Roxbury
Haley House, 12 Dade Street, Roxbury MA
Interested in Boston's History? Join us tomorrow at 7pm as Archaeologist Ellen Berkland presents artifacts from Irish tenements living in Roxbury during the 19th Century!
This event is open to the public and FREE. Dinner will be available for purchase.
Roxbury Historical Society presents "History Nights!" featuring MASS DCR Archaeologist Ellen Berkland. Berkland will be presenting “Irish Tenement Life in 19th Century Roxbury”, recent excavations by UMA’s Arc Services revealing exciting new data on 19th-century tenement life in the city of Boston.
The artifact collection represents a short period of site use, at most 67 years, and includes items related to personal grooming, the household, cooking, children’s play, schooling, religion, construction and international politics. The collections provide important insight into immigrant lives, the increase in factories and manufacturing in Roxbury, politics, and Roxbury history.
COME EARLY TO SECURE A SPOT AND GRAB DINNER! THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR ALL TO ATTEND.
//About Ellen P. Berkland, M.A., R.P.A.//
Berkland has been a practicing professional archaeologist in New England for over 30 years. Before joining the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) as staff archaeologist, Berkland served as the Boston City Archaeologist for 15 years, and prior to that tenure, worked on almost all of the Big Dig archaeological campaigns. In addition to acting as the review and compliance agent for a half million acres of below-ground resources in the Commonwealth, Berkland is dedicated to educating DCR staff and the public on the peopling, land-use history and fragility of our non-renewable cultural resources. Berkland is currently administering two federal grants that will document and protect critical island resources on three DCR managed islands.