Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM
The Middlesex Fells Reservation is one of Metropolitan Boston’s most beautiful and treasured parks. Its natural landscape is well known and celebrated but, did you know it once had a more industrial past? The first mention of the Middlesex Fells region was in 1629 by the Sprague Brothers. Their careful notes on natural resources lead other colonists to this area including the famous Puritan leader John Winthrop. For the next three centuries, this rocky woodland region was part of the evolving New England landscapes. Generations worked farms in fields, pastures and woodlots. Businesses were established and industry took foothold in various forms. In the blink of an eye, this entire of way of life ceased for a higher cause.
The Middlesex Fells was created for the general public to enjoy forever. Come for an evening to revisit the thriving enterprises, and the entrepreneurs, that changed this place, their towns, the Commonwealth and beyond. Presented by The Preservation Collaborative, Inc. in partnership with the Malden Public Library. Free to all.
These programs is funded as part of Converse 2020: Exploring the Industrial History of Malden, a two-year program brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, with additional funds from the Malden Public Library.