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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Monday, March 09, 2009

The Adams Family Correspondence

On Saturday, 14 March 2009, the Westford Museum will play host to a theatrical presentation on the siege of Boston, using the words of John and Abigail Adams. The couple will be portrayed by Tom Macy and Pat Bridgman. Here’s the event description:

It is a historical fact that Boston was embroiled in war in the years of 1775 and 1776. But few people truly understand the dangers that local citizens had to endure. From Bunker Hill, to the taking of Dorchester Heights, to the evacuation of Boston by the King’s troops, Abigail saw it all, and kept a worried John in Philadelphia well informed. Learn first hand about what really happened to this “much injured town.”

Casual, cabaret style seating is by reservation. Groups may be seated together upon request. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $14 per person or $11 for members of the Westford Historical Society and can be purchased by contacting the museum.
The show starts at 7:00 P.M. The Westford Museum is at 2 Boston Road.

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