Boston's Market District and Haymarket: Yesterday and Today

THU, APR 28, 2016

Boston’s Market District came into its own with Faneuil Hall in 1742, followed by Quincy Market in 1826. Today’s Haymarket began as an expansion of Quincy Market in the 1830s, and has since witnessed enormous changes in streetscape and demographics. Through it all, the district has served a constant stream of longtime residents, immigrant families, students, and tourists. For much of the 1900s, Italian produce vendors’ pushcarts lined both sides of Blackstone Street. Today, Haymarket includes halal butchers, artisanal cheese mongers, and Cambodian fruit sellers. Historic New England’s Kenneth Turino presents the vibrant Market District yesterday and today, as illustrated in Haymarket (2015), the book he co-authored for Historic New England with Justin Goodstein. (Image: Flickr/Boston Public Library, image cropped)

+ BIO: Ken Turino

Kenneth C. Turino holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching, Museum Education, from George Washington University. He is Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions at Historic New England, the oldest, largest and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country. As Exhibitions Manager, Turino is responsible for developing, coordinating, and contracting for Historic New England’s traveling exhibition program, locally, regionally, and nationally. Recent projects have included the critically acclaimed collaboration with MASS MoCA, “Yankee Remix: Artists Take on New England; The Photographs of Verner Reed 1950-1972”; The Camera’s Coast and the award-winning “From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New England 1860-1960”. Mr. Turino is the Northern New England Regional Leadership Team Leader for the American Association for State and Local History Awards Program. Prior to coming to Historic New England, Turino was Executive Director of the Lynn Museum for fourteen years, an active local history museum in Lynn, Mass. He also served as Assistant Director at the Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia and as Director of Education at the Paul Revere House in Boston.

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