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6:00 pm
7:30 pm
January 31, 2019
Old South Meeting House
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Stephen Puleo; Allison Lange, Wentworth Institute of Technology; Gavin Kleespies, MHS; and moderator Rev. Stephen T. Ayres

A Series Co-Presented with the Massachusetts Historical Society

The Great Molasses Flood of 1919, when remembered, is often interpreted in a dismissive, comical manner. How does this case compare with other incidences of historical events that are interpreted or "curated" at the expense of accuracy and respect for human experience? How can we bring complexity back to events that have long been relegated to the realm of local folklore? Local scholars will discuss the question of misunderstood history by looking at the Great Molasses Flood, the fight for women's suffrage and Leif Erickson.

This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute.

This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Reception at 5:30, program begins at 6:00.

Registration for this program is required at no cost. All registration will be through the Massachusetts Historical Society. Please visit or call 617-646-0578 to register.

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