Slide Show on Route 128

Since 1985 David has been presenting slide shows on various subjects of local interest to historical societies, libraries, civic groups, and other organizations, including the Boston Public Library, Concord Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Old South Meeting House in Boston, Society of Colonial Wars in Boston, and the Sweetster Lecture Series in Wakefield, among many others. (He is seen here speaking at the Social Law Library at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston.)

In this one-hour program David will present the complete story of Route 128, from its beginning in the 1920s as an ad hoc collection of two-lane roads that formed a rough arc 15 miles from Boston through the construction of the divided highway in the 1950s, and then how one manís vision became the catalyst for the fantastic growth around the highway. Building Route 128 will appeal not only to those with an interest in Route 128 itself but also to those curious about the history of Bostonís suburbs and the fundamental changes Route 128 brought to the region over the past four decades. Contact David here.