Rosalyn Elder, Exploring the Legacy

Explore the history of 742 sites in 141 towns across Massachusetts.

Visit sites around the state that contain the histories of individuals such as: Onesimus, whose knowledge led to the development of inoculations to fight small pox in 1721; Belinda Royall, who filed the first successful reparations lawsuit in 1783; and Jan Matzeliger's invention of a shoe lasting machine in 1883 which led to the mass production of shoes.

Rosalyn D. Elder is a registered architect and entrepreneur with a passion for the arts, architecture and cities, and history. Ms. Elder received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Memphis, a Masters of Architecture Degree from the University of Washington, and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design Degree from Harvard University.

Ms. Elder founded and operated Treasured Legacy, an African American cultural boutique from 1992 to 1998 at Copley Place in Boston’s South End.  She co-founded and operated Jamaicaway Books, a multi-cultural bookstore, in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Event date: 
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140