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    Forgotten Chapters of Boston’s Literary History

    Presented by at Boston Public Library

    March 28 - July 30, 2012


    Forgotten Chapters of Boston’s Literary History

    Between the Revolution and the Civil War, Boston was the preeminent center of literary creativity in the United States. Forgotten Chapters, an exhibition developed by Boston College faculty, students, and staff, explores stories about Boston’s literary history that have faded from memory. Drawing on the special collections of the Boston Public Library, Massachusetts Historical Society, and American Antiquarian Society, the exhibition focuses on the work of authors and editors, takes a fresh look at poems published in early magazines, and walks the streets of Boston in the heyday of its literary achievement, 1794-1860. A complementary exhibition focusing on the first seasons of the Federal Street Theatre is on view at the Massachusetts Historical Society (1154 Boylston Street).

    Boston Public Library

    700 Boylston Street
    Copley Square
    Boston, MA 02116

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    Admission Info:


    General Day and Time Info:

    Wednesday, March 28 – Monday, July 30, 2012

    Normal Library Hours

    Central Library in Copley Square
    McKim Building, Cheverus Room, 3rd Floor
    Boston, MA 02116


    By subway

    • Green Line to Copley Station.
    • Orange Line to Back Bay/South End Station. Walk down Dartmouth Street to Copley Square.

    By car
    Interstate 93 (from north or south) Take Storrow Drive exit. Take Copley Square exit off of Storrow Drive. The exit deadends at a signal light. The cross street is Beacon. Take a right on Beacon Street. While on Beacon Street, you will cross Berkeley, Clarendon, and Dartmouth Streets. The next street is Exeter. Take a left onto Exeter (it is a one-way street). While on Exeter, you will cross Marlborough Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and Newbury Street. The next cross street is Boylston. The Library is on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets.

    Mass Pike (Interstate 90) Come all the way into the city on the Mass Pike. Take the Copley Square exit (the sign will read: Prudential Center, Copley Square). The exit road will split, follow the Copley Square (right) lane. You will exit the tunnel onto Stuart Street. You will be on the right hand side of the street. Move to the lane furthest left. Take the left at the next light, Dartmouth Street (approximately 500 feet from the tunnel exit). The Library is on the left of Dartmouth Street, after the next light (approximately 500 feet).

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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