march, 2023

11mar10:00 am12:30 pmFeaturedThe Great Molasses Flood: Walking Tour with FPAC & Friends of the HarborwalkRetrace the story of the disaster that befell Boston's North End in the winter of 1919Assemblage Art Space

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Assemblage Art Space

70A Sleeper Street

Event Details

Retrace the story of the disaster that befell Boston’s North End in the winter of 1919.

In collaboration with Mary Kay Robinson, Executive Director of the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC), please join Mike Manning, Chair of the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk (FBHW), for a combination virtual and walking tour (weather permitting) to commemorate the 104th anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. We will meet in the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) Assemblage space on the ground-level floor of the Envoy Hotel at 70 Sleeper Street in the South Boston Seaport. The exterior entrance to the FPAC Assemblage space is at the corner of the Envoy Hotel closest to the Barking Crab restaurant (the Assemblage is not accessible from the lobby or the interior of the Envoy Hotel).

The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 shattered Boston’s North End neighborhood on an unseasonably warm winter afternoon in January, 1919. After a brief overview of other disasters that have befallen Boston over the years, the discussion will focus on how and why the molasses tank came to be installed in one of Boston’s most densely populated neighborhoods – and how poor design and poor construction oversight along with a lack of maintenance led to its eventual failure.

All participants must register in advance as space is limited and we want to be able to contact you in case of inclement weather.

The Friends of the Boston Harborwalk is a volunteer group affiliated with Boston Harbor Now. The group meets monthly to promote awareness, public enjoyment and local stewardship of Boston’s 43-mile Harborwalk. For more information on joining the group, please contact Mike Manning, Chair, at mmanning@bostonharbornow.org.

Contact Us

70 Sleeper Street
Boston MA 02210
info@fortpointarts.org
617-423-4299
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