The Fenway Victory Gardens: Finding History Inside and Out
We had a great turn-out for last night’s program “The Fenway Victory Gardens: Finding History Inside and Out” at the Massachusetts Historical Society. The event, a partnership between the MHS and FGS, was the perfect opportunity for FGS members to get a peek into the FGS archives at the MHS, and for members and friends to get a tour of the Victory Gardens based on Richard D. Parker’s notes on the early culture, features and infrastructure of the park.
Attendees mingled at the reception and then enjoyed a presentation of artifacts, including several photos, newspaper clippings, letters and papers from the FGS archives, curated by MHS librarian Peter Drummey. Peter put the Fenway Victory Gardens in a wider historical context in a lively talk that covered the whole victory garden movement and the developing urban culture of the Fenway.
Attendees were then invited to take a walking tour of the gardens led by FGS President Mike Mennonno.
Thank you to the MHS for all their work and to all who attended!