Two teens take a selfie in a gallery at the Old State Hosue.

2021 Revolutionary Documentary Contest

Sept. 23, 2020 To promote an interest for our state’s history, Revolutionary Spaces and Boston Duck Tours, with the support of Revolution 250, are sponsoring a video documentary contest for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The winning team will receive a $1,000 prize to be divided among the team members.  Each team member will also receive a family Boston Duck Tour and  passes to the Old State House. Teams may consist of four or fewer students. This is… Read more 2021 Revolutionary Documentary Contest

On Protest in the Streets of Boston

By 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 located at what is now the intersection of Essex and Washington Streets, where an effigy of Andrew Oliver (the official responsible for enforcement… Read more On Protest in the Streets of Boston

How to Care for Your Home Library

By 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 care for them than during Preservation Month. When thinking about our book collections, there are safe areas and spaces to store them. Ideally, we would… Read more How to Care for Your Home Library