Photo Courtesy of the Library of Congress. "Frank De Natale, a 12-year old barber. Lathers and shaves customers in father's shop, 416 Hanover Street, after school and Saturday. Taken 1917 by Lewis W. Hine.

Please join us on Wednesday, June 20, at 6pm, in North Square

For a Special Tour “Brethren, Bethel, and Basilica”


This tour will illuminate Community Worship Sites in and around Boston's historic North Square, from 1649 to the present. A rare behind-the-scenes tour of Sacred Heart Church will be included!


Space is limited, so please RESPOND via email to reserve a spot. The cost is only $20 per person; FREE to NEHS members.


North End native Jessica Dello Russo will be our guide: 


JESSICA is a Vatican-trained archaeologist in ancient Jewish and Early Christian material culture and history. She is currently the Executive Director of the Boston-based non-profit International Catacomb Society, providing scholarships and public resources for the study of the Ancient Mediterranean. Jessica is also a past elected member of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council and contributor to the Journal of the North End Historical Society.



Please Join or RENEW today. Thank you!


Or Mail a Check to NEHS, P.O. Box 130152, Boston, MA 02113. Prices are on the "Shop" page. 

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This is the first feature length, high definition film to chronicle the vibrant Italian American community that has called the North End of Boston home for well over 100 years. "Boston's North End: An Italian American Story" is based on historical records and interviews with Italian American North Enders and their descendants, ranging in age from 7 to 94, from around the Boston area. It also features original music written especially for the film, home videos, and many photographs. Highlights include early political struggles, former World Welterweight Boxing Champion Tony DeMarco, and Stephen Puleo, author of “The Boston Italians,” and “Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919.”


All pre-ordered DVDs were mailed out as of September 24,2016. Thank you for your continued patience with this important project!




Thanks Alex

The mission of the North End Historical Society is to collect and preserve the historical record and material culture of Boston’s North End, to preserve, catalog, and present these resources in service of the wider community through publications, lectures, educational programs, and exhibits. The mission includes ongoing efforts to bring together scholars and individuals knowledgeable and interested in all aspects of the North End’s history.