Next week, Discover Roxbury will be hosting its annual gala, Heart of the Hub. I’m proud to be on the board of directors of this great organization and am excited about one of my favorite annual events. Get tickets here.
In addition to food from local eateries, music, awards, and the opportunity to meet and greet Roxbury’s movers and shakers, there will also be a silent auction. I’ve donated a “history pack” consisting of an 1880’s era bottle of Dr. Kennedy’s Medical Discovery and two classic turn-of-the-century postcards from Roxbury. Dr. Kennedy, subject of a future post, was a snake oil salesman of the first degree and having one of his bottles is a must for the Roxbury historian.
I’m also donating a private history tour for up to 10 people. The winning bidder will gather their friends, pick a date, and we’ll walk around Fort Hill talking about whatever kind of history you’d like! That can be social history, the industrial revolution, or (my personal favorite) the history of beer brewing along the Stony Brook.
Need another reason to go? Reply to this post and I’ll give you a code for a 20% discount ($15 off of $75)!