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In celebration of Massachusetts
Archaeology Month, Boston City Archaeologist, Joe Bagley, presents an illustrated talk on thousands of years of the human history discovered through professional archaeological excavations in Charlestown. The presentation will focus on the sites discovered at the Bunker Hill Monument, and Bunker Hill Community College, and the Central Artery Project. Several Native American sites, a Native American village, John Winthrop’s 1629 Great House, and numerous important structures burned in the Battle of Bunker Hill will all be
Mr. Bagley will reveal the artifacts
discovered in Charlestown that were left by the American Indians, British, the Patriots and all the original Townies. He will present his findings on Tuesday October 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bunker Hill Museum. Charlestown Historical Society and The Friends of City Square Park and the City of Boston are sponsoring this event.
More About Battle of Bunker Hill Museum
The museum occupies a small space across the street from the Bunker Hill Monument in what used to be the Charlestown Public Library, but a lot of rich, local history is packed into its two floors of exhibits. Visitors can learn more about the Battle of Bunker Hill, but also quite a bit about the history of Charlestown. One exhibit provides an interesting time line on Charlestown's evolution from a robust center of the Massachusetts colony to a key naval institution in the 19th century and the unique neighborhood of Boston that it is today.
The museum also provides a glimpse into the evolution of the Bunker Hill Monument itself, including sketches of alternate designs.