An Update from Revolutionary Spaces
Dec. 15, 2020 – In accordance with new guidance put forth by the City of Boston, Revolutionary Spaces will be CLOSED for all walk-up and on-demand in-person visitation until further notice. For more information on virtual tour options, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revolutionary Spaces connects people to the history and continuing practice of democracy through the interwoven stories of Boston’s Old State House and Old South Meeting House.
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On Washington Street
- On Protest in the Streets of BostonBy Nathaniel Sheidley, President & CEO The two city blocks connecting these national landmarks – Boston’s Old State House and Old South Meeting House – are hallowed ground for our American tradition of protest. On August 14, 1765, a crowd protesting the hated Stamp Act walked this same path. They began at Liberty Tree, a great elm ...Read more →
- Video | Site See: The Flipsides of the Old State House and Old South Meeting HouseRevisiting moments of 18th-century protest, debate, and rebellion at the Old South Meeting House and Old State House.Read more →
- How to Care for Your Home LibraryBy Nicole McAllister, Special Collections Librarian We have them all over our homes, we probably don’t think too much about them, and they are there when we need them – it’s our books! Books are a great resource for reference, self-improvement, and a fun escape. And there’s no better time to think about how to ...Read more →
- Conserving the Memory of Crispus AttucksBy Jill Conley, Registrar & Collections Manager; and Nicole McAllister, Special Collections Librarian On March 6, 1770, the day after the Boston Massacre, the coroner filed an autopsy report for Crispus Attucks, a formerly enslaved man of African and Native descent who was the first to die at the “Incident on King Street.” In the autopsy ...Read more →
- 18th Century vs. TodayMargaret Kemble Gage & Meghan Markle During the Revolution, many Colonists found their loyalties tested due to the strain between being legally and socially British citizens yet also being American colonists. This tension was felt across all social classes, and one example is the complicated position wherein Margaret Kemble Gage found herself. Born to a wealthy ...Read more →
- Transforming Rep HallAt the end of 2019, as we geared up to change exhibits in Representatives Hall in the Old State House, we noticed a fair amount of cosmetic updates that needed to be made. We thought we were in for some paint touch-ups, minor plaster work, and a good cleaning. Once our preservation team took a ...Read more →