At Old State House
Entrance is included in the price of admission.
Revolutionary Spaces’ new exhibit at the Old State House, Framing Mass Killings, explores how the words we use to describe mass killings in American history affect whether and how we remember them. How did the incident on March 5, 1770, come to be known as the “Boston Massacre” rather than another word used to describe politically and socially motivated mass killings?
Visit today to examine the use of words like massacre, mass shooting, battle, riot, genocide, and slaughter and the ideas, meanings, and feelings these words evoke in you. Visitors will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on other mass killings in American history.
More at Old State House
- Reflecting AttucksA virtual exhibit that examines the memory of Crispus Attucks, a man of African & Native descent who was the first to die in the Boston Massacre.Read more →
- Unfinished Business Film SeriesA film series exploring the legacy of protest, representation, and revolution embodied in our historical sites.Read more →
- Hands on HistoryFor young visitors and the young at heart, there’s no better way to understand history than to reach out and touch it at the Old State House.Read more →
- Colony to CommonwealthYour first stop in Boston! See how Massachusetts and its residents played a pivotal role in the birth of America.Read more →
- Council ChamberOnce an exclusive space for the most powerful men in Massachusetts, now all are invited to connect to our nation’s history in this meticulously-restored 18th-century room.Read more →
- The Humble PetitionerIn Colonial America, those without the right to vote were forced to pursue other avenues to have their voices heard.Read more →
- Gallery TalksJoin Revolutionary Spaces staff for brief gallery talks highlighting the key stories and themes in each of our gallery spaces.Read more →
- Framing Mass KillingsExploring how the words we use to describe mass killings in American history affect whether and how we remember them.Read more →