On June 24, Broad Meadows Middle School students Eve Anderson, Colleen Connor, Grace Higgins, Abigail Kraunelis, Mackenzie Maguire, and Michaela O’Gara-Pratt celebrated the opening of the Passanageset Park at Broad Meadows Marsh, along with Mayor Thomas Koch and Principal Daniel Gilbert. From a school assignment to research less well-known historical sites in Quincy, the “History Girls” pursued the topic for almost two years, researching and following leads and communicating with tribe members, historians, and government officials to ultimately confirm that Passanageset Knoll was one of the homes of Chickatawbut, leader of the Massachusett tribe in the early 1600s. Information on the history of the Passanageset Knoll will be posted in the park over the summer.
For more information on the Passanageset Park at Broad Meadows, click here for the students’ presentation to School Committee. The students can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.