Newton Resident Celebrates Waterworks Museum
The Greater Boston Area is filled with beautiful landscapes and architecture marked with historic significance. One of Newton’s local treasures is celebrated in the new film “The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum: Big Buildings, Big Machines, Big Stories,” produced by Newton residents Ellie Goldberg and Laura McCarthy Johnson.
When I found out about the museum, I became very excited about it as a wonderful example of a time when public money went to public good in the public interest. They wanted clean water for the people of Boston. ~Ellie Goldberg
The waterworks in Chestnut Hill was active from 1880 to 1970. After years of standing in disrepair, a grassroots citizen group, Friends of Waterworks, organized to preserve the facility and its legacy.
Ellie Goldberg hopes the film will be an inspiration and reminder of the importance of civic pride and craftsmanship as well as the importance of investing in maintaining our water infrastructure for clean drinking water for our health and quality of our communities.
The film will screen on Wednesday, September 11, at 7 PM at The Waterworks Museum at 2450 Beacon Street. Tickets: $5.
Please RSVP 617-277-0065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also watch on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/67590218
For more information, see www.facebook.com/WaterworksMuseumMovie.
DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT: The Metropolitan Waterworks is a prime example of a magnificent public works project – clean water for the people of Boston. The Waterworks Museum captures a time when leadership and craftsmanship achieved exquisite beauty in form and function in service to public health. Its stunning cathedral-like Great Engines Hall instills a sense of amazement and gratitude to the architects, engineers and scientists whose values and standards show a pride of purpose and pride of place – so often absent in managing our public infrastructure today. I hope the film BIG BUILDINGS, BIG MACHINES, BIG STORIES will excite interest in the Museum and start conversations about our government’s role in both safeguarding the public health and enriching the quality and sustainability of our communities. – ELLIE GOLDBERG