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EmilyPierce1Emily Pierce
Emily is an American History teacher and resident of Boston’s South End. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in History Education from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Born in Iowa, Emily has since developed a great appreciation for historically and architecturally significant neighborhoods after living in Amsterdam’s Old Centre, Washington, DC’s Foggy Bottom and Capitol Hill, Chicago’s North Side and New York City’s East Village and Forest Hills Gardens. Her enthusiasm for metropolitan history has inspired her to explore cities across North and South America, Europe and Asia. Emily has worked with urban youth and taught history in various capacities in Washington, DC, Chicago and New York City. Since settling in Boston, Emily enjoys soaking up the local culture, visiting New England’s countless historical landmarks and sharing her love of the past.

LaurenFogle1Lauren Fogle
Lauren Fogle is a medievalist and history professor at UMass Lowell. She’s the author of The Altarpiece, a historical novel about Nazi art looting. She has lectured on the subject at UMass Lowell, Salem State University and New York University (as well as for private groups/clubs/associations) and will begin teaching a class entitled Art and the Nazis at UMass Lowell in the fall of 2015.

LizCovartLiz Covart
Liz Covart is an independent scholar located in Boston, Massachusetts. She attended the Pennsylvania State University and the University of California, Davis, where she received her Ph.D. in early American history. In addition to writing her first book, tentatively titled “America’s First Gateway: Albany, New York, 1614-1830,” Liz hosts Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History. She also enjoys working in the field where she leads tours of revolutionary Boston and volunteers at a local historical society. For more information about Liz, her blog Uncommonplace Book, and her podcast visit