Our Home: An East Boston History Portal
CELEBRATING EAST BOSTON'S RICH AND DIVERSE HISTORY
Our Home: An East Boston History Portal is an effort by the Boston Research Center from 2019 to 2022 to preserve and celebrate East Boston’s rich and diverse history. Once referred to as Boston’s “Ellis Island,” East Boston has long been a community known for its diverse population of immigrants. This project invites visitors to explore the history of East Boston through the stories and memories of the East Boston community. Here you will find hundreds of digitized photographs, newspapers, oral histories, and other primary source materials that can be used as a resource for neighborhood residents, area researchers, and K-12 audiences. Finding, collecting, and making these materials available, Our Home activates East Boston’s past and tells the story of a vibrant and resilient neighborhood.