History Stories
CATEGORY: Boston
Women Got ‘Married’ Long Before Gay Marriage
December 28, 2017

Boston marriage was an appealing alternative for women who didn’t want to depend on men. Read More

How Stereotypes of the Irish Evolved From ‘Criminals’ to Cops
December 18, 2017

One immigrant group’s journey from outsiders to shaping 20th-century law enforcement. Read More

The Tragic Story of America’s Deadliest Nightclub Fire
November 27, 2017

Nearly 500 patrons perished in the 1942 inferno at Boston’s Cocoanut Grove. Read More

Why Are Archaeologists So Excited About This Toilet Linked to Paul Revere?
September 29, 2017

The 18th-century outhouse may yield colonial clues. Read More

Travel like a Historian in Massachusetts
August 4, 2017

The state may be home to America's quirkiest historic mansion. Read More

The Great Molasses Flood of 1919
January 13, 2017

Sugary-sweet molasses turned deadly on January 15, 1919, when a holding tank burst and sent 2.3 million gallons of the sticky liquid sweeping through the streets of Boston. Read More

8 Surprising Fenway Park Events
April 20, 2012

On the 100th anniversary of the first Major League Baseball game at Fenway Park, explore eight surprising dates from the stadium’s hidden history. Read More