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Historic New England, Haymarket Pushcart Association, and Justin Goodstein win AASLH Award of Merit

Haymarket
Haymarket, Blackstone Street, Boston, Mass., February 2013

 

Boston –The American Association for State and Local History's (AASLH) Leadership in History Awards Committee selected The Haymarket Project as a 2016 Award of Merit winner. The Leadership in History Awards, now in its seventy-first year, is the nation's most prestigious competition for recognition of achievement in state and local history.

The Haymarket Project includes a book; a traveling exhibition, Haymarket, the Soul of the City; a series of oral histories; and a documentary film that reflect the stories of longtime vendors and more recent immigrants who have created a diverse cross-section of cultures at the market.

All components of The Haymarket Project feature photographs of pushcarts, shops, workers, and customers taken by photographer Justin Goodstein over the course of a year. Images document the market’s history, changes over time, daily life, special holiday foods, and challenges. The 128-page book Haymarket from Arcadia Publishing includes Goodstein’s photographs and archival images among the 197 black-and-white photographs. Haymarket, the Soul of the City is on view at BSA Space in Boston from September 15 to November 1, 2016.

About Historic New England
Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country. It offers a unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions. For more information visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org.

About AASLH
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is a not-for-profit professional organization of individuals and institutions working to preserve and promote history. AASLH provides leadership, service, and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American society.

About Haymarket Pushcart Association
Haymarket Push Cart Association’s mission is to “perpetuate, and facilitate the existence of the historic Haymarket pushcart vendors who have existed in the Boston downtown for almost 300 years. The Association works to promote the historic and commercial aspects of the Haymarket District by generating goodwill with the public, other non-profit organizations, and merchants in the area.”

Historic New England, Haymarket Pushcart Association, and Justin Goodstein win AASLH Award of Merit