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“Declaring Independence” Deemed Excellent

I’ve periodically mentioned the “Declaring Independence—Then & Now” programs organized by Freedom’s Way National Historic Area, the American Antiquarian Society, and local hosting organizations.This spring, the American...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Jul 2019

Joanne Freeman on “Hamilton: The Exhibition”

The Yale News recently interviewed Prof. Joanne Freeman about her work on Alexander Hamilton. The article explains:For a long time Freeman, professor of history and of American studies, was the only person she knew of who had much of an interest in Hamilton....
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Jun 2019

“I am My Dear Marquis with the truest affection…”

There was a lot of news coverage earlier this month about locating a letter from Alexander Hamilton to the Marquis de Lafayette that was stolen from the Massachusetts State Archives sometime around 1940. Fortunately for the study of history, the archive...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 May 2019

A Mad March with the Junto and History Camp

The Junto Blog is hosting its annual March Madness brackets, a way to bring attention to articles, books, and (this year) digital projects in early American history.Boston 1775 was generously nominated in the category of “Blogs and Online Publications,”...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Mar 2019

A “Revolutionary Trio” of Videos

Maureen Taylor, author of the Last Muster collections of photographs of people who lived through the Revolutionary War, recently posted videos about her investigations of three of those people.The professionally produced videos, each about fifteen minutes...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Feb 2019

The B.B.C. Are Coming

B.B.C. Four has started to broadcast the new series American History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley in Britain.The first episode, on the American Revolution, can be viewed here on DailyMotion with a great many randomly timed commercial interruptions....
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Jan 2019

“I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen”

Now it’s true that at one point Benjamin Franklin suggested that the turkey, rather than the bald or American eagle, should be the emblem of the new nation.But Franklin didn’t make that remark in 1776 during the earliest discussions of the...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Nov 2018

A Turkey of a Great Seal

In the musical 1776, the characters of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson debate which bird would be the best symbol for the new United States: turkey, eagle, or dove.I saw the movie version of that show during the Bicentennial. My class...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Nov 2018

Treason! Musical Opens in Newburyport, 28 Sept.

It’s been five years since Boston 1775 last reported on a Benedict Arnold musical, and I think we can all agree that that’s just too long. On Friday, 28 September, the show Treason! premieres at the Firehouse Theater in Newburyport, a town...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Sep 2018

Videos from History Camp Boston 2018

The History List has just posted a video of my session at History Camp Boston last month on the arrival of British soldiers in 1768. Before we get to my talk, though, the video shows a History Camp tradition of going around the room so all the attendees...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Aug 2018

A Door into the Past

This week I got a look at the Bostonian Society’s new exhibit “Through the Keyhole” and its attendant short play, “Cato and Dolly.”The starting-point for both exhibit and play is the door of the Hancock mansion on Beacon...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Jul 2018

Representing Washington in Cambridge, 14 July

On Saturday, 14 July, the Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site in Cambridge will welcome three guests representing Gen. George Washington in different ways.Washington used that Georgian mansion, originally built...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Jul 2018

“Declaring Independence” Presentations Around Massachusetts

“Declaring Independence: Then and Now,” is an ongoing commemoration and exploration of the Declaration of Independence presented by Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area and the American Antiquarian Society. Each presentation is tailored...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 May 2018

“Life of Thomas Paine” at Faneuil Hall, 7 Oct.

On Saturday, 7 October, Ian Ruskin will perform his one-person play To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine in Faneuil Hall. Ruskin wrote this play with advice from “a distinguished group of Paine scholars,” he says. This will...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Sep 2017

Minute Man Park Presentations in August

Here are free public presentations scheduled for today and the rest of August in Minute Man National Historical Park.Saturday, 5 August, and Sunday, 6 August, at 2:00 P.M.The Wayside Living History PlayersThe Wayside, 455 Lexington Road in ConcordExperience...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Aug 2017

The Tragedy of André

Speaking of William Dunlap’s tragedy André, my friend John W. Kennedy has created an online text of that play by transcribing the 1798 edition and annotating it. You can find it all here.Kennedy writes:William Dunlap (1766–1839) dominated...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Apr 2017

This Year’s Saturday Night Massacre

This Saturday, 4 March, the Bostonian Society will host a full day of events in honor of the 247th anniversary of the Boston Massacre. Here are the scheduled events, the first three inside the Old State House and included with admission to the museum.10:30...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Mar 2017

“I have found a wealthy husband”?

Folks who spotted the name of Angelica Schuyler in yesterday’s posting might immediately have thought of last year’s Broadway sensation Hamilton. Angelica is a major supporting role in the play. Renée Elise Goldsberry first played the...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Jan 2017

A James Wilson Memorial Award for Gen. Charles Lee

When I saw the movie musical 1776 during the Bicentennial, it left me with a strong impression of James Wilson. He was the Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress shown casting the decisive vote for independence. In the movie Wilson, played...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Aug 2016

Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial

On 25 August the National Park Service is celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the law that founded the agency. Parks are charging no fees on 25-28 August. In addition, many N.P.S. sites have special events planned. Not all those events relate to...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Aug 2016

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