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My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Boston African American National Historic Site


46 Joy Street, Boston, MA
Phone: 617-742-5415

The building is located on the corner of 46 Joy Street and Smith Court. To enter, you need to take a very short walk down Smith Court to enter the Visitors Center. 

Looking up Joy Street towards Beacon Hill and the State House.
My husband looking down Smith Court, seeing first signs of spring.
In front of the African Meeging House, looking up Smith Court to Joy Street.
Entrance to the Museum of African American History and NPS Visitors Center.
A National Park ranger brought us to "the African Meeting House, built by free black laborers in 1806, it is considered the oldest surviving black church building in the United States" information per their flyer.

This row of pews are the only original ones that remain.
My husband at the pulpit. He never saw me standing in front! Our park ranger was excellent and we all enjoyed the nice small group of nine.
My view from the pulpit.
Back hall way, with stairs to the balcony, unfortunately closed to us.

There are two buildings that make up this museum. We are leaving the Meeting House, headed back to the Visitors Center to see the special exhibit on Frederick Douglass.





In the courtyard between the buildings.

More information from Wikipedia.

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