Dr. Robert M. Krim
Robert Krim is the founder and leader of the Boston History and Innovation Collaborative, for which he assembled a multi-university research team who worked with hundreds of organizations and businesses studying nearly five hundred innovations that changed the world and were developed in Greater Boston. With that research, he developed it into "Four Centuries of Innovation," a permanent exhibit at Boston Logan International Airport. He has a BA from Harvard and earned a master's in US History, a master's in Economics, and a joint PhD/MBA from Boston College. A professor at Framingham State University, Krim teaches innovation and Massachusetts history.
Alan R. Earls
Alan R. Earls is a Boston-area writer who has covered high-tech innovation for more than thirty years. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books on innovative enterprises such as Polaroid, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Raytheon, as well as regional histories such as Route 128 and the Birth of the Age of High Tech. He was guest curator for the museum’s 2006 Widgets of Route 128 exhibit. He is also an occasional tinkerer and a licensed ham radio operator
Practicing as a psychiatrist in and around Boston Chaim M. Rosenberg became interested in the abandoned nineteenth-century textile and shoe mills, the people who built them and the people who worked in them. He decided to switch from medicine to history. Among his books are “The Life and Times of Francis Cabot Lowell; 1775-1817,” “Goods for Sale: Products and Advertising in the Massachusetts Industrial Age,” “America at the Fair, Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition,” and “Yankee Colonies Across America.“
His latest book, “John Lowell Jr. and His Institute: The Power of Knowledge,” was published March 11, 2021