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Boston History Series: Always Something Doing: Boston's Infamous Scollay Square

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Registration is NOT required
Members Free and Non-members Free with admission ($10)

Always Something Doing: Boston's Infamous Scollay Square

David Kruh

Based on David's two books on Scollay Square (Always Something Doing and Scollay Square) this rollicking slideshow takes the audience to the part of Boston where everyone went - but few admitted it! From John Winthrop, (who settled here in 1630) to Sally Keith (who entertained here in the 1940s and 1950s) to Government Center today, this show will surprise you with tales of Revolutionary War heroism, scientific breakthroughs, and Civil War courage - all in the same place where a hot dog stand and a burlesque theater made truants of all New England.  

David Kruh is a former New Yorker who learned of Scollay Square from an uncle who served in the Navy during World War Two, a conversation that inspired him to learn more and, eventually, write two books on the Square.  David, a graduate of the University of Maryland, went on to write dozens of columns and articles for publications such as the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, History Magazine, and Boston Magazine on a wide variety of historical subjects such as the Ponzi Scheme, the West End, and the Big Dig.  David is also the co-author of books on Route 128 and Presidential Landmarks. Among his dozens of produced and published works for the stage is a musical on the Boston Red Sox that was produced at Boston's Lyric Stage in 2001.

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