Gallery Talks

Entrance is included in the price of admission.

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 & 3:30PM 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.

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.

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