Calendar of Events
In 1906 in turn-of-the century Boston, The Book of Tea was written by Okakura Kakuzo, the Japanese-born Curator of Asian Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts. The small, esoteric book beautifully described the role of tea as the international cup of humanity. Okakura emerged as one of the great thinkers of the early 20th-century [...]Read More...
April 19 (Patriotâ€™s Day) – Defiance of the Patriots with Tufts University Associate Professor of History Benjamin Carp
Defiance of the Patriots with Professor Benjamin Carp,
Associate Professor of History-Tufts University
Benjamin Carp, Tufts University Associate Professor of History and author of the award-winning book Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America, will be illuminating the myths, little known historical facts, the unique city life of 18th-century Boston and [...]
Cape Ann, Massachusetts local Leon Poindexter, a master shipwright of several historic vessels and consultant to maritime museums, will provide a fascinating overview of the historic Boston Tea Party Ships: theÂ Beaver,Â Dartmouth andÂ Eleanor, discuss theÂ influenceÂ the ships and their captains played before, during and afterÂ the Boston Tea Party and highlight the re-creation of these historic shipsÂ for the [...]Read More...
What was love like during Colonial America? The enduring love letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an insightful picture of 18th-century American life in the Boston area and beyond. These intimate letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between them that lasted 54 years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods [...]Read More...
18th Century Interpreters Are Needed for the 239th Anniversary Boston Tea Party Annual Reenactment
Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 pm
Presented by Old South Meeting House and The Boston Tea Party Shipsâ„˘ & Museum
Join us as Citizens of Boston to help create a colonial atmosphere at our annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment. Portraying Bostonâ€™s everyday citizens, you [...]
July 25, 2012
Born and raised in Boston, he owned and operated a bookstore there, cultivating an interest in military history and joining a local artillery company. On March 5, 1770 Knox was a witness to the Boston Massacre, and according to eyewitness accounts, he attempted to defuse the situation by trying to convince the British soldiers [...]
May 27, 2012
May 28, 2012
The Battle of Noddleâ€™s Island (also known as the Battle of Chelsea Creek) was the second military engagement of the American Revolution. It was fought on Chelsea Creek and on salt marshes, mudflats, and islands of Boston Harbor. Known more as a skirmish rather than a major battle, it was fought primarily over [...]
April 18, 2012
On this date in 1775, Joseph Warren told Revere and William Dawes that the king’s troops were about to embark in longboats from Boston Common bound for Cambridge and then by road to Lexington and Concord. Warren’s intelligence suggested that the regulars’ objective later that night would be to seize arms and ammunitions and [...]
April 19, 2012
On the night of April 18, 1775, General Gage sent 700 men to seize munitions stored by the colonial militia at Concord, Massachusetts. Riders including Paul Revere alerted the countryside, and when British troops entered Lexington on the morning of April 19, they found 77 minutemen formed up on the village green. Shots were exchanged, [...]
March 17, 2012
March 17th is celebrated in Boston for more than just St. Patrickâ€™s Day. The holiday commemorates the evacuation of British forces from the city of Boston following the Siege of Boston.
The 11-month siege ended when the Continental Army, under the command of George Washington, fortified Dorchester Heights in early March 1776 with [...]Read More...