because theoretically it is not what anyone thinks of when they imagine a National Park. As a historical site, it is its’ industrialism and evolution of the city around it that … Read more
Industrial sites and parks challenge the notions of what a park should look like. They are not as green and lush as we are used to and they are often over taken by fields of pavement. Likewise, the Charlestown Navy Yard is overwhelmed in pavement diverging the site from looking like our accepted notions of national parks. To relieve the … Read more
When I was asked my Sophomore year to look for a personal connection to World War II in my History II class I felt disconnected. I must confess that as I looked around and heard the stories of grandfathers and uncles the insignificance and incapability of being able to relate made me feel lesser than.
On Tuesday I received an … Read more
After a week and a half of exploration through the narrow passages among the winding streets of Boston much can be said about the character of the city. I once read that what makes a historic, or ancient city so beautiful is the potential to get lost. It is the romantic passages that cease at large boulevards, greenways, and busy … Read more
When I arrived at the Charlestown Navy Yard, I was faced with the task of working with existing and developing new forms of outreach and communication between the parks, our existing visitors, and the locals in an effort to encourage visits to our park. I couldn’t help but think about what drove me to love working with communities and engaging … Read more