MAR 30, 4:00PM
Members’ View Event
Old State House
Please note this event is being offered as a benefit for Revolutionary Spaces members, who will receive a special registration link by email. Not yet a member?
Interested in learning more about our buildings and exhibits? Please join us at the Old State House on Thursday, March 30, at 4 pm for a special Member Tour led by Visitor Experience Supervisor Sam Forman.
In this 60-minute tour, we’ll examine visual and textual representations of both powerful men and common people to understand how context impacts our confidence and trust in imagery, ending with an examination of depictions of Crispus Attucks in our Reflecting Attucks exhibit. A picture is worth a thousand words, but what if those words are jumbled, misleading, or flat out lies? People rely on images to understand history and the world around them, but in an age of AI and Photoshop, it becomes much more important, and more difficult, to understand the context and veracity of those images, and how much we should trust them in the first place. The story of the American Revolution asks us to engage in this same verification, especially as it pertains to Crispus Attucks, the first man killed in the Boston Massacre.
This tour is offered as a special benefit to Revolutionary Spaces Members and space is limited; advance registration is required.
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