Environmental Treasures

Environmental Treasures of Quincy


Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 PM Swingle Quarry History, Ward 4 Community Center, 100 Brooks Ave.  

Power point presentation by the Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum.


Saturday, December 10, 2:00 PM  Filming Quincy Quarries, Part 1, Swingles Quarry parking lot (Rain date: December 11, 2 p.m)

Explore Swingles Quarry and the sites where 4 films were made (The Cardinal (1963), Quarry (1970), The Invention of Lying (2009) and Gone Baby Gone (2007)) with Tom Bonomi.  From Willard Street, turn right on to Ricciuti Drive.  Enter first parking lot on right (1/4 mile up the hill). If you are coming from Furnace Brook Parkway, head north to cross over Route 93.

Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 PM Filming Quincy Quarries, Part 2, Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St.

Do you know anyone who hung out at the quarries in 1967?  Shown for the first time in Quincy is Quarry, a 13 minute documentary "slice of life" art film showing kids diving into the Granite Rail Quarry, hanging out, and talking about Vietnam.  Richard Rogers, who created the film while he was a student at Harvard, later became a professor there. Excerpts from The Cardinal, The Invention of Lying and Gone Baby Gone will also be screened.  There will be an opportunity for the public to share any experiences they had at the quarries over the years and to identify any of the people in the documentary!  

For more information and rain date rescheduling of the 12/10 tour, please call 617/472-0799.  Co-sponsored by the Thomas Crane Public Library and the Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum.