Hyde Park Then and Now, Again!

If you missed it on September 19th, you have another chance to attend local historian and author Anthony Sammarco’s encore illustrated lecture introducing his new book, Hyde Park Then and Now.   Come to the branch library on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at 6:30pm to learn of Mr. Sammarco’s work in putting together this new book of old and modern images of Hyde Park’s landmarks.

Hyde Park Then and Now

On Monday, September 19, 2011, at 6:30pm in Menino Hall, local historian and author Anthony Sammarco will present an illustrated lecture introducing his new book, Hyde Park Then and Now, which highlights familiar landmarks in Hyde Park and compares old photographs with modern images. Incorporated in 1868, Hyde Park existed as a separate town until its annexation to the city of Boston in 1912, and is made from sections of Dorchester, Milton, and Dedham.

If you can’t attend, don’t miss Mr. Sammarco’s encore presentation of this same lecture on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at 6:30pm, also at the Hyde Park Branch Library.

Honor Enough: Sergeant Horatio Homer

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library are pleased to sponsor on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 2pm, Margaret R. Sullivan’s illustrated, historical lecture on Horatio Homer, the first black officer with the Boston Police Department.   Appointed in 1878 and promoted to Sergeant in 1895, Homer served with distinction for more than 40 years. A lover of music and poetry, Sgt. Homer was a political activist and a quiet leader of a long forgotten cohort of 19th century African-American Boston officers. Ms. Sullivan is the Records Manager and Archivist of the Boston Police Department, as well as the volunteer instructor for Crochet Workshop for Kids.  Light refreshments will be offered at the program’s end.