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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Information Center Opened

BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIPS & MUSEUM UNVEILS NEW TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER With The Freedom Trail Foundation, Friends of Fort Point Channel and the InterContinental Boston BOSTON, Mass – July 6, 2011-The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is holding a press conference with Mayor Thomas M. Menino, The Freedom Trail Foundation, Friends of Fort Point Channel, and the InterContinental Boston for the opening of the new Boston Tea Party Ships &…

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Category: Press Releases
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 9/12/2011

Committees of Correspondence

Militia Meeting. 1773. Historical Image Bank. The Committees of Correspondence: The Voice of the Patriots The Committees of Correspondence were provisional Patriot emergency governments established in response to British policy on the eve of the American Revolution throughout the Thirteen Colonies. Additionally, Committees of Correspondence served as a vast network of communication throughout the Thirteen Colonies between Patriot leaders. On…

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Category: Boston Tea Party History
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 8/26/2011

Faneuil Hall History

Faneuil Hall in 1775. Charles Bryan, etching 1840. Boston Public Library. Faneuil Hall: The Meeting Place of the Patriots Faneuil Hall, dubbed the “Cradle of Liberty”, is located in the city of Boston. Faneuil Hall was a large market building that served as a meeting place for Patriots on the eve of the American Revolution. Meetings to discuss the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, the “tea crisis,” and other grievances with Britain were all held…

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Category: Boston Tea Party History
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 8/26/2011

The History of Boston, Massachusetts From 1630-1795

One of America’s most historically rich cities, the story of our nation is evident on nearly every corner in Boston. Officially founded in 1630 by English Puritans who fled to the new land to pursue religious freedom, Boston is considered by many to be the birthplace of the American Revolution. It was here that the Sons of Liberty led by Samuel Adams, inspired colonists to fight for their freedom against the domination of British Rule….

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Category: American Revolution History , Boston Tea Party History
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 1/11/2016

Was Brick Tea Tossed into Boston Harbor?

Still today, I sometimes see this idea mentioned in historical accounts of the Boston Tea Rebellion. The answer is no. According to Okakura Kakuzo in The Book of Tea, the evolution of Chinese tea may be roughly divided into three main stages; Boiled tea, Whipped tea, and Steeped tea. The Cake tea stage in which it was boiled, Powdered tea when it was whipped, and the Leaf stage (contemporary) in which leaves are steeped. In ancient China, the…

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Category: Boston Tea Party History , The Tea Master's Blog
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Date Posted: 4/1/2013

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Barge Launched

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sheila M. Green Phone: 617-204-4248 Cell: 617-893-0260 Email: sgreen@conventures.com   350-Ton Barge Makes a Splash in Quincy Shipyard for Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Boston, Massachusetts… November 17, 2011: A momentous milestone for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum took place when a vital section of the Museum launched into the Fore River in Quincy, Massachusetts. The…

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Category: Press Releases
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 11/28/2011

Boston Non-Importation Agreement

A society of patriotic ladies, at Edenton in North Carolina. Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, 1775 March 25. Library of Congress. The Boston Non-Importation Agreement: Boston Takes Action Against the Townshend Revenue Act The Boston Non-Importation Agreement of August 1, 1768, was a formal collective decision made by Boston based merchants and traders not to import or export items to Britain. The agreement, essentially a boycott, was a…

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Category: American Revolution History
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 8/26/2011

A Treasonous Treasure – The Wells Tea Chest Label

On June 14, 2012, Old South Meeting House hosted a celebration marking the return of the Robinson Half Chest to Boston, where it is now on display at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. This remarkable tea chest is one of only two remaining tea chests in the nation believed to be from the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. Artifacts from the original Boston Tea Party are very rare. Souvenirs of this brave act of protest and treason,…

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Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 8/3/2012

The Aftermath

< The Destruction of the Tea Tea leaves in glass bottle collected on the shore of Dorchester Neck the morning of 17 December 1773. Massachusetts Historical Society. December 17, 1773 to April 19, 1775: “The Aftermath” This is the most magnificent Movement of all. There is a Dignity, a Majesty, a Sublimity in this last Effort of the Patriots that I greatly admire. This Destruction of the Tea is so bold, so daring, so firm, so intrepid, and so…

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Category: Boston Tea Party History
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 10/5/2011

Liberty Teas of Colonial Boston

Colonists rejected King George’s tea in favor of local concoctions As the tea dust rose above the water of Boston Harbor following the 1773 rebellion, colonists faced a minor dilemma. What would they to do to assuage the tea habit that was so ingrained in Boston society? Colonial ladies still had their tea tables, cups, and equipage, but King George’s tea would no longer be placed in their teapots. Could anything replace their…

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Category: Boston Tea Party History , The Tea Master's Blog
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Date Posted: 1/30/2013