J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Tea Party Reenactment on 10 December

The 16th of December is the 223d anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. This year's reenactment of that fabled event won't occur on that Saturday, but on this upcoming Sunday, 10 December. It starts at 5:30 P.M. at Old South Meeting-House on Washington Street in downtown Boston, and is expected to last till about 7:00.

The Old South website announces:

Come and participate in this spirited re-enactment of the Boston Tea Party as "protesters" rally against the tea tax at the Old South Meeting House, which hosted the original gathering in December 1773.

$5; Free for those dressed in colonial attire!
In past years, the reenactment of the tea meeting has been followed by a march to the Boston Tea Party Ship, but that's undergoing renovation until 2008.

Since Boston 1775 doesn't offer much information about the Tea Party yet, the coming days will focus on that event. Now I must go find postable material!

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