Marblehead Museum to host lectures on ‘digging and dames’

The Marblehead Museum will host its next two lectures on local archaeology, and the history of rebellious Boston women.

On Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m., author Dina Vargo will discuss her book, “Wild Women of Boston: Mettle and Moxie in the Hub.”

On March 16, the Marblehead Museum will host Dina Vargo, who will discuss her book, ‘Wild Women of Boston: Mettle and Moxie in the Hub.’ COURTESY PHOTO

Vargo will reveal how an audacious and determined group of reformers, socialites, criminals and madams made Boston what it is today, from the colonial period to the present.

On Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m., Christa Baranek of the Fiske Center for Archaeological Research will reveal the results of last summer’s dig at the Jeremiah Lee Mansion.

Christa Baranek holds the remnants of a clay pipe during the Lee Mansion excavations. COURTESY PHOTO

Baranek will shed light on long-standing questions about Jeremiah Lee, his property and 18th-century culture, and she will discuss the mysteries her team are still investigating as they prepare for their next season of fieldwork.

Tickets for each lecture are $15 for the public and $10 for museum members, and can be purchased through the museum’s website.

The lectures can be viewed via Zoom or in person at the Marblehead Museum, located at 170 Washington St.  

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