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Haymarket, The Soul of the City


Image courtesy of Historic New England, photography by Justin Goodstein.

Don't miss the opening reception for Haymarket: The Soul of the City on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm. This special event is the first opportunity to view the exhibition while enjoying complimentary drinks.

Haymarket, Boston’s centuries-old open-air market, has weathered economic downturns, the advent of the supermarket, and massive construction projects from the Central Artery to the Big Dig. The market is a reflection of the city’s changing population, and today includes Halal butchers, artisanal cheesemongers, Cambodian fruit sellers, and workers from South America and Asia.

Haymarket, The Soul of the City presents images by photographer Justin H. Goodstein, as well as videos featuring the sights, sounds, and voices of Haymarket that reflect the stories of long-time vendors and more recent immigrants who have created a diverse cross-section of cultures at the site. Interviews conducted by Historic New England’s Ken Turino document the market’s history, special holiday foods, and specific challenges facing the market today.

In association with Historic New England, the Haymarket Pushcart Association (HPA), and photographer Justin H. Goodstein.