Reception 5:30 p.m.

Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Meeting after Dinner

Meeting will be held at the
Sheraton Needham.

Our Guests

Mr. Anthony SammarcoHistorian and Author

Program Details

WelcomePresident James Steeves
BusinessJames Steeves
Christian Work MomentFred Drauschke
ProgramThe Baker Chocolate Company - A Sweet History

November Meeting

November 1st, 2021

Our Program

The Baker Chocolate Company - A Sweet History

picture of the book 'The Baker Chocolate Company'

Mr Sammarco shares the history of The Baker Chocolate Company in Milton lower mills.

About the Speaker

Anthony Mitchell Sammarco is a noted historian and author of over sixty books on the history and development of Boston, and he lectures widely on the history and development of his native city. He commenced writing in 1995, and his books Lost Boston, The History of Howard Johnson's: How A Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became a Roadside Icon, and The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History are among his many books that have made the bestsellers list. Mr. Sammarco is employed by Boston based Payne/Bouchier, Inc. and since 1997 he has taught history at the Urban College of Boston, where he was named educator of the year and where he serves on the Leadership Council. For his work in history he has received the Bulfinch Award from the Doric Dames of the Massachusetts State House, a lifetime achievement award from the Victorian Society, New England Chapter and the Washington Medal from Freedom Foundation and was named Dorchester town historian by Raymond L. Flynn, mayor of Boston. He was elected a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, is a member of the Boston Author's Club and a proprietor of the Boston Athenaeum. In his volunteer work, he is treasurer of the Victorian Society, New England Chapter. He is past president of the Bay State Historical League and served as a corporator of the New England Baptist Hospital for a decade. He lives in Boston and in Osterville on Cape Cod.
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