Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces Exhibition

Check out this exhibition featuring the Emerald Network! Travel back through time to explore the origins of Boston's parks, community gardens, and other open spaces. Featuring maps from 1775 through the present day, Breathing Room tells the story of Boston's phenomenal growth during the 19th century, the resulting overcrowding and spread of disease, and the solution: a system of public parks that came to define the city. Alongside historical maps that provide a window to the past, visitors will view current plans for Boston's future. What role will these green spaces play in our vision for Boston in 2030?

The show will from March 24 through September 23. Save the date for the opening reception on Tuesday, April 3 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. For more information, please visit the Leventhal Map Center website.

There is also a virtual exhibition that will open in March.