Events are funded in part through generous grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, the Boston Cultural Council, and the Revere Hotel.
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Frozen Over: Boston’s Nineteenth Century Ice Age
September 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
The 2020 Lowell Lecture Series presented by the Paul Revere House in partnership with Revolutionary Spaces and Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission will focus on three distinct time periods to explore how climate patterns have changed around Boston, how humans interacted with, contributed to, and adjusted to such changes, and what the implications of these actions were for Boston and New England. The Boston area became a key center of ice production and trade in the nineteenth century. As ice became a pervasive commodity, it remade everyday life in important ways. Andrew Robichaud, (Assistant Professor of History, Boston University) explores those transformations in and around Boston in what was Boston’s economic and cultural “ice age,” and considers its lasting implications.
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