Here’s a situation you don’t come across too often: a story behind a statue that is more interesting than the person whom the statue honors.
Boston has no lack of cooling oases. When the mercury rises, escape to any of these 10 attractions for a soothing summer respite.
Rose Kennedy GreenwayThis strip of parkland in the heart of downtown Boston boasts several cooling spray fountains—including the popular Ring Fountain across from the New England Aquarium and the Ca
Commander of the USS Constitution takes the wheel leading the nation’s oldest commissioned warship into a much-needed rest.
Commander Sean Kearns is a man on a mission. After working his way up through the ranks of the U.S. Navy, he was assigned last year to the command of the USS Constitution, one of the Navy’s most unique jobs. Being a native Mainer certainly didn’t hurt, either—it’s an unofficial Navy tradition for the leader of “Old Ironsides” to be from New England so they have a connection to the area and the historic frigate.
Peek at the Past: Taking the Mystery out of Boston History
As the oldest surviving public building in Boston, the Old State House has seen a remarkable amount of history since its creation in 1713. Over the past 300 years, the Old State House, or “Towne House” as it is sometimes called, has been home to some of Boston’s biggest historical moments, including the Boston Massacre.
Even prior to former Boston Mayor Tom Menino dubbing the South Boston waterfront the Innovation District, the Hub was a center of progressive ideas. Innovation has long been a part of the city’s fabric dating back to its very beginnings. Here’s just a small sampling of sites associated with some of the more prominent Boston firsts.
President of the USS Constitution Museum tells the history of the oldest naval vessel afloat, as it was and as it is today.
“I thought telling the story of just one historic ship would be fun for about three years,” says Anne Grimes Rand, president of the USS Constitution Museum. Rand came to the museum more than 25 ye
Provincetown, or “Ptown” as it’s more affectionately known, has been a popular destination for longer than most people imagine. When the Pilgrims first landed here on the Mayflower in 1620 prior to their more famous landing in Plymouth, they stayed for five weeks before moving on to form a more permanent settlement across Massachusetts Bay.