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Boston Gathering? Molasses Flood at the BPL

 
 
quinn1
 
Reply Sun 4 Jan, 2004 05:58 pm
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Molasses Flood: The 1919 North End Disaster -- Jan. 6-31 in Deferrari Hall (Ext. 2212). Historic photographs and newspapers chronicle the 1919 Great Boston Molasses Flood. Images in the exhibit are from the BPL's priceless collections.

Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston St., Boston -- Telephone 617-536-5400

Winter Hours (September 8, 2003 through June 12, 2004) :
General Library and Research Library in Copley Square
Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays (October through May) 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Print and Rare Books & Manuscripts Departments: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Exhibits are open to the public during all library hours unless otherwise indicated.


Boston Public Library Current Exhibits

Okay--here it is for you regular gathering types
Its free
Its early
It can be followed by dinner somewhere nearby

So, for acceptable advance notice I say Sat Jan 24th or 31st.

For those of you needing to schedule the kids weekend, the pet thing, the can I fit it into my very busy schedule, do I have to work, etc etc. Please ring in with what you would be able to do.

For those who might be in the area at that time who are not regulars, well, we would usually schedule around you, let us know.

Me, Ill just show up when you guys figure it all out Wink


Some websites on the background of the flood:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/weekly/aa123197.htm
http://www.ooze.com/ooze6/X0024_The_Great_Flood.html
http://www.mv.com/ipusers/arcade/molasses.htm


I was entertained to find that Mississippi also had a Molasses disaster and that the same number of people perished. Interesting, eh? What are the odds?
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jan, 2004 09:32 pm
Cool! I'm in! Midday is better then nighttime, as you know, for me.
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TerryDoolittle
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jan, 2004 09:36 pm
I'm off! I'm off! That's my vaction week, so either one is good for me.......<jumping up and down with excitement like a little kid who has to pee>
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TerryDoolittle
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jan, 2004 09:38 pm
<waving frantically at little k>
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jan, 2004 09:41 pm
Hi! Hi!
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quinn1
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jan, 2004 09:51 pm
WOW..terrydoo!!!!
Nice to see ya gal!
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Sugar
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jan, 2004 09:57 pm
I can go the 24th (unless I'm painting or fixing something or...?)...dunno...

Can't go the 31st. It's mom's birthday.
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quinn1
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jan, 2004 09:59 pm
yeah, Sugar!
I thought the odd Molasses Flood to get your interest, if nothing else.

And its free....I thought of you there ya know...and you must take a break from painting...the fumes and all.
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Sugar
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jan, 2004 10:15 pm
Wait until I tell The Boy. "Oh, yeah, the Great Molassas Flood. My grandmother was there and told me all about it. See, what happened was blah blah blah blah..."

I think she was about 2 years old at the time. It gets more death-defying for the woman each time he tells it. Fascinating. Really.
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quinn1
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jan, 2004 10:21 pm
ROTFLMAO

How come I can actually HEAR that story?

Well, I guess I will soon enough! Smile
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jan, 2004 10:24 pm
Haha, I can't wait to hear the story myself.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jan, 2004 10:27 pm
I've only recently heard sketchy detail of this bizarre event. So, cause I can't come, could you fill me in on the story, once you've heard the gory details.
Please.
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jan, 2004 10:32 pm
We (well, I) will try to do it justice.
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SealPoet
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jan, 2004 05:38 am
So fah I sees mo lasses than laddies...

I understand that some North End basements still smell sweet on a hot day.
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jan, 2004 09:35 am
The 24th is a Sat. And I'm in intercession (uh, between classes)!

Lemme talk to Mr. J but this may be a good day for us.
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fishin
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jan, 2004 09:51 am
Hmmm.. This could be a sweet tour. Lemme post a "sticky" here. Very Happy (okies - done with the bad puns now. lol)
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quinn1
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jan, 2004 11:53 am
There are old odd places that have quite a strange smell to them....here i thought it was aged ale or century old dung of some sort...you know..how Fenway smells in the cheap seats. Yeah, sickening sweet odd odors have GOT to be from the molasses.

Looks like there may be a few peeps able to go to this on the 24th..kewl.
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jan, 2004 11:55 am
Mr. J says this'll be fine so long as there's no blizzard.
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quinn1
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jan, 2004 12:01 pm
Well, okay you bring up a good point.
Blizzard = stay the heck home
Smile
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jan, 2004 12:07 pm
thats just plain ol' good boston common sense...
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