Co-Sponsored by the History Department, Suffolk University, The Bostonian Society, and the Department of History & Social Studies, Boston Public Schools.
Part of the “Occupation” Series, marking the 250th anniversary of Boston’s 1768 occupation by British troops Each year from 1772 to 1775, massive gatherings of men, women and children were held at Old South Meeting House to commemorate the anniversary of the Boston Massacre, with rousing speeches by patriots John Hancock, Benjamin Church and Dr. Joseph Warren. Come hear selected excerpts of these speeches, performed by an inter-generational group in the grand hall where the orations took place 240 years ago! Learn about the orations and their significance with special guests Bostonian Society Executive Director Nathaniel Sheidley, historian Robert Allison, and Dr. Joseph Warren biographer Dr. Samuel Forman. Audience members will also have the option to read from a selection of excerpts; prizes will be awarded to the most rousing orators in youth and adult categories! This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, registration requested at http://osmhmarch21-18.bpt.me (Snow date Wednesday, March 28, 6:00 pm) Old South Meeting House is accessible for visitors using wheelchairs. Assistive listening system is available. Old South Meeting House is committed to accessibility for all visitors and has been designated as an UP Organization by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Access questions? Call 617-482-6439.