Sunday, March 05, 2006

Today is the 236th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre

I am a card carrying member of The Bostonian Society. This is one of my favorite historical events. If you ever get the chance to catch this, you should.

236th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre, Sunday, March 5th, 2006
On March 5, 1770, beneath the balcony of the Old State House, a crowd of colonists began verbally abusing a solitary Redcoat, Private Hugh White. As the taunting grew, British solidiers rallied to help their comrade and fired into the crowd, killing Crispus Attucks, Samuel Gray and James Caldwell; two other citizens died later. The Boston Massacre was one of the triggering events of the American Revolution. The Bostonian Society is proud to present the following events in honor of the 235th anniversary of the Boston Massacre:

Kids Reenact the Massacre, Saturday, March 4th at 2:00 p.m.
Rare chance to relive history! Young visitors will be the stars in a reenactment of the Boston Massacre, led by rangers from the Adams National Historical Park . Fun for the whole family! Free; on the mall outside of the Old State House.

Trial of the Century, Saturday, March 4th at 2:30 p.m.
Watch patriot lawyers John Adams and Josiah Quincy defend the British soldiers accused of murdering Bostonians while Samuel Quincy prosecutes inside the historic Old State House. Self-defense or cold-blooded murder? You decide as audience members are invited to act as jurors for this celebrated case. Program led by rangers from the Adams National Historical Park. Free with museum admission.

Boston Massacre Reenactment, Sunday, March 5th at 8:00 p.m. FREE
See the event that sparked the Revolution! The Massachusetts Council of Minutemen and Militia and His Majesty's 5th regiment of Foot will reenact the famous incident outside the Old State House. Be sure to arrive early and visit the Old State House museum, which will remain open and offer Massacre-themed gallery talks until 10:00 P.M.

I have taken my children and nieces and nephews over the years and everyone always has a good time.

The Bostonian Society also sponsers other events and lectures. They are usually, always interesting and, there is always the chance that you will get to see me!

This was my favorite. This lecture was accompanied by chocolate. Chefs from several Boston restaurants supplied their favorite chocolate desserts.......mousse....molten chocolate cakes...........mmmmmmmm

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