A team of city workers and archivists were working Tuesday morning to preserve paper memorials in Copley Plaza. Courtesy of the Boston Globe.
We’d like to thank the Boston City Archives for lending us memorabilia from the Marathon Memorial as part of the Cambridge Public Library’s commemoration of April 15th, 2013.
The Boston City Archives will also loan memorabilia to the Boston Public Library for their exhibition, “Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial,” which will be held at Copley Square, from April 7 thorough May 11. The exhibition will include flowers, posters, notes, t-shirts, hats, tokens of all shapes and sizes, and, most significantly, and running shoes with the goal of helping visitors make meaning from this tragedy while providing a quiet public space for reflection.
Watch the video below about the Boston City Archives’ efforts to collect and preserve the Marathon Memorial.