Founded in 2009,
North End Historical Society is committed to uncovering the rich and dynamic history of one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods and finding ways to share it that responsive and accessible to all.
Welcome to the North End Historical Society
We are a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to identifying and documenting the history and culture of Boston's North End and to preserve, catalog, and present these resources in service to the wider community through publications, educational programs, and exhibits.
We welcome new members to the NEHS and hope to represent a broad spectrum of neighborhood interests and voices in our programming and publications.
History happens. We’re all a part of it, and we can learn a lot from one another.
News & Updates - February 2024
NEHS is very excited about our new major project: The Noble Journey
Sculpture to be installed in the iconic Peace Garden of St. Leonard Church in the North End by the summer of 2024. It is an interactive bronze sculpture to honor our ancestors who crossed the Atlantic from Italy and other parts of Europe from the 1850s to the 1920s to create a better life for themselves and future generations.
The Noble Journey is the brainchild of world-renowned sculptor, Nancy Schön (creator of the “Make Way for Ducklings” in Boston Public Garden) and leaders of the Friends of the North End and NEHS. It is a tax-deductible gift by NEHS to St. Leonard Church. We hope you will participate in this effort!
We thank the 145 people and institutions who have generously donated to date! In less than 5 months, we are halfway to our goal of raising $120,000 to complete the project by this summer. With your help we can succeed!
- Sat, Mar 23St. Joseph Hall at St. Leonard ChurchMar 23, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMSt. Joseph Hall at St. Leonard Church, 34 Prince St, Boston, MA 02113, USAMar 23, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMSt. Joseph Hall at St. Leonard Church, 34 Prince St, Boston, MA 02113, USAJoin us for an afternoon of fun to Honor the Italian Immigrant Story in Boston’s North End! To purchase a ticket, follow this step: Copy & paste this link: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=W728BGK839EU2 PLEASE DISREGARD THE RED RSVP BUTTON - YOUR DONATION IS YOUR TICKET.
We are North End enthusiasts, resident and non, who are committed to uncovering the rich and dynamic history of one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in the entire USA
The North End Historical Society offers a range of educational programs for all ages. From sponsorship of public lectures and site tours, our programs are designed to engage and educate the public about the history and culture of the North End community.
Our research facilities provide access to a wealth of information about the North End community's history. From archives to oral histories, our resources are available for researchers, academics, and the general public.
The North End Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the stories and artifacts of the North End community's past. We work to ensure that these important pieces of history are not lost, but instead celebrated and shared with future generations.
We believe that engaging the community is an important part of preserving and sharing the history of the North End. Our programs and resources are designed to encourage community involvement and promote an appreciation for the past.
Executive Director & Historian