The James Blake House from the Dorchester Souvenir Calendar, 1896, prior to relocation and renovation (Photo courtesy of the Dorchester Atheneum.)
The annual Dorchester Day Parade will be held Sunday June 4th to celebrate the 376th anniversary of the founding of Dorchester. You can also read my remarks on the 375th anniversary of the founding of Dorchester.
The Dorchester Historical Society will be having a party on June 4th at the James Blake house, Boston's oldest house, from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. There will be a 6-piece band, a Puritan re-enactor, and exhibits and tours of the Blake House. You can come to the party early, go see the parade, and the come back. Money raised during the party will help support the restoration of the James Blake House.
The Dorchester Day Parade starts in Lower Mills at 1 P.M. and ends at the Columbia Road/Dorchester Avenue intersection, close by the Blake House, so you can see the parade and attend the party. Such entertainment! If you're planning on coming to the Blake House, be sure to let me know--I'm always interested in meeting my readers.