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HBI is building its capacity to raise funds for worthy preservation projects.  We are looking for a talented individual with solid experience in grants cultivation, solicitations, and tracking to join our team and lead these efforts:http://historicboston.org/about/jobs/documents/HBI%20Senior%20Grants%20Manager.pdfQualifications should be submitted by February 15th.  ...

Noontime lecture series looks beyond Boston's famed Freedom Trail to highlight its most diverse and fascinating neighborhoods.Historic Boston Harbor Map Courtesy of Boston Public LibraryBoston, MA - Dorothy may have followed a yellow brick road to the Emerald City, but tourists and locals in Boston have been...

Ella and Malcolm at 72 Dale Street, 1941In his Autobiography, this is how Malcolm X referred to his half-sister, Ella Little Collins:I think the major impact of Ella?s arrival [in Lansing], at least upon me, was that she was the first really proud black woman...

2011 has been a momentous year for HBI. From our physical move to Roxbury this summer, to our mobilization on several long term projects like the Hayden Building and the Kittredge House, to the acquisition of the Fairmount building in Hyde Park, we have been...

Parallel to the infrastructure improvements being completed as part of the Dorchester Avenue Project?the City of Boston and Mass DOT?s $15.6 million streetscape, pedestrian, and traffic upgrade to the 5-mile length of Dorchester Avenue?HBI has been working on a ?Dot. Ave. Project? of its own...

1895 Bromley Atlas (Before the move)Many of the old buildings HBI encounters are not sitting in their original locations.  The Eustis Street Fire House sits where it was originally built, but the earlier, 1829 ?Torrent Six? that preceded it was sold in 1859 to W.B....

Have a 'gansett!HBI has had the pleasure of working in unison with a lot of great companies and organizations over the years. Now we have another name to add to that list. Narragansett Beer was kind enough to donate some of their famous Narragansett Lager...