Boston's history is filled with twists and turns. One of my favorite tales is about the then largest robbery in U.S. history which happened in Boston in January of 1950. This "Crime of the Century" rocked the nation -- and the world-- and it wasn't solved until 1956 when one of the robbers ratted out the others. You can still see where it all started. So come with me as we retrace the steps of the infamous Brink's robbery in Boston's North End. With lively descriptions, handouts, maps and other material, we will relive the crime that captivated the world. What happened the night of Jan. 17, 1950? Why didn't the robbers get away "with the perfect crime"? And what really happened to the missing money, which has never been recovered? Experience a side of Boston that's not in the guidebooks with the author of eight books on Boston history and the foremost expert on this crime. We will then go into the North End for cannoli and coffee and more discussion.
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I have been in love with Boston history since I moved here in 1989. I am the author, co-author or editor of eight nonfiction books about Boston, including: The Crime of the Century: How the Brink's Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston; Inside the Combat Zone: The Stripped Down Story of Boston's Most Notorious Neighborhood and Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits, and The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts. I am a professor in writing at Regis College in Weston and a working journalist. I love to share Boston history with newcomers and residents.
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Dove ti troverai
We will meet at the corner of Prince Street and Commercial Street in the North End and begin our tour here. We will tour the crime scene (about four blocks total) then walk on Prince Street into the North End for a refreshing coffee and/or cannolli.
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Possono partecipare fino a 10 ospiti di almeno 18 anni.
Bring cameras and water, wear walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothes.
Relive Boston's "Crime of the Century"
28€ a persona
28€ a persona