Historical Lecture Series: Transportation - Alfred E. Beach and the Bizarre Story of America's First Subway

6:00-7:00pm Mon, Mar 11, 2013

Venue: Wistariahurst Museum

238 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

Contact:

Marjorie Latham

lathamm@ci.holyoke.ma.us

413-322-5660

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In January 1870, the city of New York was buzzing with the shocking news that someone had been secretly digging a railway tunnel under Broadway. Would the stability of the streets be jeapordized? How would an underground railroad work? The concern and curiosity shown by the people of New York was exactly what Alfred E. Beach - inventor, Springfield native, and the man in charge of this bizarre operation - had hoped for.Subway drawing This lecture. presented by Kayla Haveles, will explore the story behind the nation's first subway, examining how Beach used a combination of science, spectacle, and politics to create a grand public relations scheme meant to garner support for this new and intimidating technology. $5 suggested donation

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