Join us at our next author talk on Friday, March 8, to explore the cobwebbed corners of Boston’s hidden history with author and historian Dina Vargo, whose new book, Hidden History of Boston, dives into some of the lesser-known “oddball” stories from Boston’s rich history.
In this fun, well-written book, you’ll learn about fascinating and sometimes shocking episodes in Boston’s past, such as “Pope’s Night,” when colonial-era mobs celebrated their hatred of the pope, and the 1938 “Zoo Shipwreck,” when a freighter carrying exotic animals bound for East Boston struck an uncharted pinnacle of rock near Boston Harbor.
Author Dina Vargo developed her interest in Boston’s offbeat history during her time as a tour guide for Boston By Foot. In addition to Hidden History of Boston, Ms. Vargo is the author of Wild Women of Boston: Mettle and Moxie in the Hub.
Ms. Vargo’s talk is free and open to all, and copies of Hidden History of Boston will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of the talk. To register, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Vargo-SLM
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.