The voices of Boston’s history: Past and Present.
at Old State House | at Old South Meeting House
Join Revolutionary Spaces staff for brief gallery talks highlighting the key stories and themes in each of our gallery spaces at the Old State House and Old South Meeting House. Staff will deliver gallery talks at the following times and locations* and will be available for questions afterward. Gallery talks are included in the price of admission.
At Old State House
12:30 PM Meet Revolutionary Spaces staff in the Old State House’s Colony to Commonwealth exhibit where they will explain the structure of the Massachusetts colonial government and the political struggles over taxation, representation, military occupation, violence, and property destruction that defined Boston during the American Revolution and led to independence. Staff will be on-hand following the gallery talk to answer any questions.
1:30 PM Guests are invited to convene in the Council Chamber at the Old State House as staff provide an overview of the Governor’s Council—the governing body that met and worked in the Chamber. Staff will also highlight important events and discussions that happened in this room, explore the important role of petitions in colonial society, and answer any questions from visitors.
3:30 PM Join Revolutionary Spaces staff in the Reflecting Attucks exhibit in the Old State House to explore what we can and cannot say about Crispus Attucks as a historic figure and how his life can help us understand 18th century politics and society in colonial Massachusetts. Staff will be available for questions after the talk ends.
At Old South Meeting House
11:30 AM & 2:30 PM Gather in the Main Hall of the Old South Meeting House to explore the building’s history, including its founding and notable congregants of color. Learn how it was used during the American Revolution, especially during the Boston Tea Party, and how we almost lost this historic building twice in the 19th century. Staff will be available for questions after the talk ends.
* Please note: These dates and locations are subject to change.
What’s On at Revolutionary Spaces
- Gallery TalksJoin Revolutionary Spaces staff for brief gallery talks highlighting the key stories and themes in each of our gallery spaces.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 →
- 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 →
- Voices of ProtestDiscover compelling people who made a difference at Old South Meeting House and the history of protest and free speech that continues to this day.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 →
- Essential Questions Discussion SeriesIn-person and virtual discussions that confront key issues that sit at the heart of the American experiment in self-government.Read more →
- Revolution is Brewing: Immersive Roleplaying GameA 90-minute immersive experience for students grade 8 and up developed in partnership with the award-winning education game designers Gigantic Mechanic.Read more →
- Unfinished Business Film SeriesA film series exploring the legacy of protest, representation, and revolution embodied in our historical sites.Read more →
- 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 →