To speak on local history: East Boston Museum & Historical Society hosts
Best-Selling Author and Historian Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
EAST BOSTON Ė The organizers of the East
Boston Museum & Historical Society will host Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
on Thursday, June 8, from 6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m., at the Hilton Garden
Inn, 100 Boardman Street, East Boston.
Referred to by the Boston
Globe as the "Balzac of Boston," Sammarco is a celebrated historian and
author of over seventy books on the history and development of Boston
and other popular topics. His talks fascinate and enchant audiences all
over Boston and surrounding communities. His books Lost Boston, The
History of Howard Johnson's: How A Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became a
Roadside Icon, and The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History have all
made the bestseller list. Boston's Back Bay in the Victorian Era,
Boston's North End (and Il North End di Boston in Italian) and the Great
Boston Fire of 1872, are among his most popular books.
is employed at Boston based Payne/Bouchier Inc. and since 1997 he has
taught history at both the Boston University Metropolitan College and
the Urban College of Boston, where he was named educator of the year and
where he serves on the Leadership Council. His course, Boston's
Immigrants, was developed especially for the Urban College and its
multicultural and diverse student base, and his book Boston's Immigrants
was written to highlight the diversity of the city and is used in his
course. His course on Boston History at the Boston University
Metropolitan College is one of the most popular courses at the College.
Sammarco has received numerous awards for his contributions
including: the Bulfinch Award from the Doric Dames of the Massachusetts
State House, a lifetime achievement award from the Victorian Society,
New England Chapter as well as the Gibson House Museum, the Washington
Medal from Freedom Foundation, the Legionnaire Award from the
Renaissance Lodge, Sons of Italy and I Migliori in Mens et Gesta from
The Pirandello Lyceum.
He was named Dorchester Town Historian by
former Mayor Raymond L. Flynn, for his innovative work and writing in
history. He was elected a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical
Society, is a member of the Boston Author's Club, a proprietor of the
Boston Athenaeum and a member of the St. Botolph Club. In his volunteer
work, he is treasurer of the Victorian Society, New England Chapter, a
past president of the Bay State Historical League and the Dorchester
Historical Society and he served as a corporator of the New England
Baptist Hospital for a decade.
Anthony's books East Boston and Lost
Boston will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are $25 and
Tickets can be purchased online at:
eastbostonhistory.eventbrite.com or by calling 781-629-3693.
Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are available for
Establishing a museum that celebrates the rich and
diverse history of East Boston has been a dream of residents for years.
East Bostonís historical significance ranges from the early days of the
America Revolutionary War, to a vibrant shipbuilding industry where some
of the fastest clipper ships were built to its status as the
second-busiest port of entry for immigrants.
While the board of
the East Boston Museum project searches for a permanent location, it is
looking at several temporary options. Events such as the Sammarco event,
and our Facebook book page, allow visitors to see the museumís
For More Information contact: Theresa Malionek
Boston Museum & Historical Society