Revolutionary Spaces Stands With Mashpee
On behalf of Revolutionary Spaces, we hereby express our organization’s undivided support for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in their struggle to preserve in federal trust the ancestral lands of the Mashpee people.
Revolutionary Spaces cares for Boston’s Old State House and Old South Meeting House and is dedicated to bringing people together ... Read more →
- Get to Know Our Preservation Team
May is Preservation Month! Even in these times of physical distancing, our preservation team often visits the Old State House and Old South Meeting House to ensure proper care of our historic sites. Along the way, they always stick to physical distancing guidelines, working more than 6’ away from others, and wearing masks anytime they ... Read more →
- Poetry in the Time of Corona
Recently, a small group of us gathered to hear Charles Coe perform poetry, exploring memory, life, and loss. Watch as Charles reads two of his original poems, “Love in the Time of Corona” and “Something in the Wind.”
LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA
(with apologies to Gabriel García Márquez)
by Charles Coe
In ancient Greece, men shook hands
as ... Read more →
- How the 18th Century (Actually) Responded to Illness
This post is written in response to “How the 18th Century Responded to Illness Before Netflix and Zoom,” published on April 6, 2020.
Last week, we published a blog post describing how six prominent 18th-century Bostonians lived and dealt with illness in their lives. This piece drew on previous research for the “character cards” we use ... Read more →
- Resilience at Old South Meeting House
Every day that we adapt our lives to stay inside and protect each other or go back on the front lines as an essential worker in this epidemic, we show our capacity for resilience. While this current moment feels unprecedented, Bostonians have been through crises before, building resilience along the way, together.
Like all of us, ... Read more →
- How the 18th Century Responded to Illness Before Netflix and Zoom
In these uncertain times, we’ve been reflecting on how the founding generation lived and dealt with illness, just as we’re all doing today. We took a look at how six prominent Bostonians managed illness in their lives before the times of widespread vaccines and constant social media updates. Read on to learn more about Dr. ... Read more →