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Samuel Adams (1722-1803)

…olonies in a productive manner. His role in the origins of the American War of Independence cannot be understated. His unique perspective and his ability to galvanize popular support were pivotal in the success of the Boston Tea Party. Considered the leader of the protest movement against Parliament’s authority in Massachusetts, Samuel Adams was instrumental in convincing people to join the Sons of Liberty. As a British citizen, he often…

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Category: Boston Tea Party History
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Date Posted: 1/24/2014

Faneuil Hall History

…ot orators of the day sounding from its platform. It was at meetings held at Faneuil Hall in 1773 that the “tea crisis” was discussed by Patriots such as Samuel Adams and ultimately culminated in the December 16, 1773 Boston Tea Party. Beginnings The planning and construction of Faneuil Hall began in July 1740. Prior to this, the people of Boston had debated whether a centralized market was needed in the city. The citizenry of Boston had come to…

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

The Aftermath

…o bold, so daring, so firm, so intrepid, and so inflexible, and it must have so important Consequences and so lasting, that I cannot but consider it as an Epocha in History. ~ John Adams, December 17, 1773 Many of the Boston Tea Party participants fled Boston immediately after the destruction of the tea to avoid arrest. George Hewes remembered, “We then quietly retired to our several places of residence, without having any conversation with each…

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

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Information Center Opened

…rs dressed in period clothing, a Tavern, and Tea Room, as well as a gift shop for guest to explore. The new Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum will feature three traditional tall ships, which will replicate the ships that took part in the original Boston Tea Party, the Beaver, the Dartmouth, and the Eleanor. Historic Ship Master Builder Leon Poindexter is currently building these ships in Gloucester. For more information please visit…

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

Committees of Correspondence

…York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. In late 1773, the Boston Committee of Correspondence was charged with managing the “tea crisis” and was the driving force of the December 16, 1773 Boston Tea Party… These Committees of Correspondence were intercolonial standing provincial governments. The first of these provincial governments was formed in November of 1772 in Boston. Since the end of the French and Indian…

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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

…. Several hundred men loosely disguised as “Mohawks” descended upon Griffin’s Wharf, boarded the three ships and proceeded to dump 340 chests of East India Company tea into Boston Harbor. This event would be named the Boston Tea Party. 1774 British Parliament passes The Coercive Acts (also known as The Intolerable Acts in the American Colonies) in retaliation for “the destruction of the tea”. These acts close Boston Harbor, placed Massachusetts…

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Category: American Revolution History , Attractions , Boston Tea Party History , December 16 Reenactment
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 1/11/2016

Participants in the Boston Tea Party

Destruction of tea in Boston Harbor, December 16, 1773. Cobb, Darius, 1901. Boston Public Library. December 16th, 1773 It is estimated that hundreds took part in the Boston Tea Party. For fear of punishment, many participants of the Boston Tea Party remained anonymous for many years after the event. To date it is known that 116 people are documented to have participated. Not all of the participants of the Boston Tea Party are known; many…

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Category: American Revolution History , Boston Tea Party History
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 4/12/2011

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

Tea Chests

…he history of the wooden tea chests used to transport tea from China and, later, other tea producing countries such as India and Sri Lanka. One of the two surviving tea chests tossed overboard is on display in the new Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Bruce Richardson also shows two small replica tea chests consumers in London used a century ago to bring home their tea from purveyors such as Fortnum & Mason and Twinings. These miniature…

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Category: Historical Videos , Tea Time
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Date Posted: 3/23/2012

Liberty Teas of Colonial Boston

…th Carolina, a substitute for English tea was Yeepann tea, brewed from an herb that thrives in sandy soil throughout the coastal Carolinas. We find evidence of this around the port city of Edenton, site of a less destructive tea party which took place in the fall of 1774. Red sumac berries, gathered in late summer and fall, and boiled for ten minutes in water, yielded tasty Indian Lemonade Tea. Another homegrown favorite was Raspberry Leaf tea….

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