Tue, Feb 15|
The Jenks Center
Valentine's Day Traditions in Boston with Anthony Sammarco
Time & Location
Feb 15, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
The Jenks Center, 109 Skillings Rd, Winchester, MA 01890, USA
About the Event
Join Anthony Sammarco as he explores Valentine’s Day traditions from Ancient Rome with the pagan festival of Lupercalia to Ester Allen Howland “Mother of the American Valentine.” An estimated 200 million valentines are sent each year in the United States. Mr. Sammarco is a noted historian and author of over seventy books on the history and development of Boston, and he lectures widely on the history and development of his native city. He commenced writing in 1995, and his books Lost Boston, The History of Howard Johnson’s: How A Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became a Roadside Icon, Jordan Marsh: New England’s Largest Store and The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History have made the bestsellers list. He teaches the popular course Boston History at the Boston University Metropolitan College. And has also taught at The Urban College of Boston since 1997, where his courses led to him being named Educator of the Year.
Sponsored by a generous grant from the Cummings Foundation.