January 2019 / History

Community Room

Jan 25

Fri 1:30 pm

Westwood Reads: Dark Tide-The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 - with author Stephen Puleo

Author Stephen Puleo will give a lecture about his book, Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919.  Copies of Dark Tide, which Mr. Puleo will autograph, will be available for purchase.  This lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library and the Friends of the Council on Aging.

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Westwood Reads:  Dr. Ronald Mayville and the Molasses Tank Collapse

Dr. Ronald Mayville, a Senior Principal at the structural engineering firm of Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, has spent many years looking into what caused the failure of the molasses tank that created one of the worst disasters in Boston history.  Dr. Mayville will share his explanation of why the tank failed, and the lessons as a result of this disaster.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library, this program is free and open to the public.

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