In early 2022, Revolutionary Spaces received a generous gift from Rick Wiggin, former Executive Director of the Bostonian Society, to create a reproduction of the Polly Sumner doll.
On Washington Street
Book Launch for Polly Sumner: Witness to the Boston Tea Party
Polly Sumner doll will be displayed at Old South Meeting House as part of the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.
Abolitionist Petitioning and the Gag Rule
While petitions played an important role in the abolitionist movement, the Gag Rules of the 19th century and free speech debates in the 20th century have only diminished their power further. How did our nation’s petitioning culture change so radically?
Gala Experience 2023
Join us September 21 – 24 for a multi-day experience taking place downtown during our new music and performance festival: Raising Voices.
A Potent Force: A Material Memory Program
MAR 14: Join us as we unearth a treasure from our expansive collection, the iconic Liberty Tree Flag, and explore the great American tradition of protest.
Revolutionary Conversations: Petitions
Members of our staff debate a fundamental question about the process of petitioning: Do petitions still have an important role to play in our democracy today?
The Boston Massacre and Modern Police Violence
The most famous incident of gun violence in American history is undoubtedly the Boston Massacre. But violence perpetrated by the state didn’t end with British rule; we are all too familiar with it in the 21st century.
Political Violence: From the Boston Massacre to Today
VIDEO: Hear from poets and storytellers who will speak to their personal experiences with the reverberations of violence by the state.
Revolutionary Spaces Receives $480,000 in Congressionally Directed Spending
Funding secured in the FY23 Omnibus for Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation 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.