Sunday, November 14, 2010

Charlestown Historical Society Event Today

If you are going to be anywhere near City Square in Charlestown today between 1 pm and 3 pm, you should check this out -

"Charlestown Veterans History Project"

Bill Durette of the Charlestown Historical Society will be there with all his exhibits. Bill has worked tirelessly and his research into Charlestown veterans has been exhaustive.

He'll be set-up at 20 City Square in Charlestown. Which, if you know Charlestown, is one block east of Olive's restaurant and a few blocks southwest of the Charlestown Navy Yard and Old Ironsides. You could make an afternoon of it! Visit the ship (winter hours 10 am to 4 pm), take in the exhibit (1pm to 3 pm), and have lunch.

Or just ice cream, there is an Emack & Bolios right in City Square . Yeah, I know it's cloudy and in the 50s.....but New Englanders are hardy.

If you aren't familiar, it's just off the Freedom Trail once you cross over the bridge from the North End.

Pinched this pic from the City Square Park blog. This was taken from 20 City Square, where the Charlestown Veterans History Project will be set up. If you come into Charlestown on the Freedom Trail from the North End, you would enter this pic at the top right corner. That brick building you will have on your right as you turn into City Square, has the Emack & Bolio's. The Freedom Trail will take you to the USS Constitution and loop you around to the Bunker Hill Monument, then back to City Square. So you can hit the Veteran's Exhibit on your way in or out.

If you have seen the exhibit before, because I have been several times, it's still worth popping in. Bill acquires new stuff all the time.

It's a great way to observe Veteran's Day weekend.

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