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“RICHARD MUZZROLE AND THE GRANITE RAILWAY”

WED., MAY 24, 7:00 PM, ADAMS ACADEMY

The Historical Society and the Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum will present a program on the life and remarkable career of archeologist Richard Muzzrole. Dick Muzzrole learned archeology on the job, as an assistant and digger on the Germantown Glassworks and Winthrop Iron Furnace excavations in the early 1950s.  He educated himself and found his great work in excavating and analyzing the Granite Railway site in the ‘50s and ‘60s.  Much of what we know about the actual operation of the Railway we owe to him.  Dick returned to Quincy in the 1990s after a stint with the Smithsonian and continued to research the railway until his death in 2013.  Al Bina and Tom Bonomi of the Granite Museum will present a power point on Dick’s work and discoveries and share reminiscences about a man who was also an unforgettable character. Everyone is welcome; admission is free.

 

 

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The Quincy History Museum at Quincy Historical Society takes you through more than 400 years of some of America's richest, most influential history.Meet rebels and reformers, workers and visionaries:

John and Abigail Adams and others who helped create the United States;

Granite workers who moved 5-ton blocks and helped change the look of America;

Three centuries of shipbuilders, culminating in 30,000 men and women who built the ships that helped win World War II;

Entrepreneurs who brought Americans
28 flavors of ice cream, do-it-yourself home repair, and drive-thru coffee and doughnuts.

Interactive audio and video.

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