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New signs to shed light on Marblehead’s overlooked history
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New signs to shed light on Marblehead’s overlooked history

Strategically placed interpretative signs will shed light on the history of Indigenous, Black and persons of color in Marblehead. The history project is the brainchild of the staff of the Marblehead Museum, who have undertaken a number of initiatives to research and disseminate the town's overlooked history, according to the nonprofit’s executive director, Lauren McCormack. "It's a history of Marblehead that hasn't been studied or talked about to the extent of white European history," McCormack told Marblehead News. "What we are trying to do is remedy that as much as possible." The permanent postings aim to fill in missing pieces in Marblehead's history. For now, the Marblehead Museum plans to obtain approval to place about five signs around town. The nonprofit will be...