On March 21 film director Zadi Zokou will show his new documentary film Praying Town: John Eliot and the Praying Indians at the Society. John Eliot, a Puritan from England, immigrated to America in 1631 and settled in present day Roxbury where he preached to the Native People of southern New England and formed several praying towns for his native converts. This documentary film is 90 minutes long; therefore, the program will start at 7:00 pm.
The lecture series will close on April 18th with the Ben Fisher Memorial Lecture and Annual Meeting. Northeastern University Professor William Fowler, historian and author, will present Under Two Flags: The Navy in the Civil War. Professor Fowler has taught courses dealing with the history of Boston, Maritime History, and the history of New England. He is the former Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Fellow in American History at Mount Vernon, has taught at Mystic Seaport Museum and has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Naval War College, and the Sea Education Association. The lecture will be preceded by a short DHS annual meeting starting at 7:30pm.
All lectures are free for members; $5 for non-members. Funding for the annual lecture series is provided by David G. Newsom.