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, July 02, 2013

“Battle Road” Workshop, 5-8 Aug

The Massachusetts Historical Society is offering this summer workshop for educators and the interested public.

Battle Road: Crisis, Choices, and Consequences
Monday, 5 August, to Thursday, 8 August
Using historical documents, landscapes, buildings and artifacts as investigative tools, participants will examine the concerns, conflicts, dilemmas, decisions, and dramatic confrontations of people along the road to revolution. Presented by the Massachusetts Historical Society and partnering organizations, the workshop takes place in locations throughout Boston, Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord. An outstanding group of historians, educators, and site interpreters will work with the group over the course of the four day workshop.
This workshop is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati. The registration fee is $125, or $100 for teachers and M.H.S. members or fellows. Educators can earn P.D.P.’s and (for an additional fee) two graduate credits through Framingham State University.

Sites visited include the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, the Lexington Historical Society’s taverns, the Concord Museum, and the Old Manse. The final evening will feature living-history characters, colonial entertainment, and dessert in Minute Man National Historical Park.

Among the authors scheduled to address the group are William M. Fowler (Samuel Adams: Radical Puritan), Robert Gross (The Minutemen and Their World), Brian Donahue (The Great Meadow), and Mary Fuhrer (“The Worlds of Lexington and Concord Compared”).

See this page for more information and registration instructions.

1 comment:

Jimmy Dick said...

I wondered about that painting since it is on the cover of T.H. Breen's American Patriots, American Insurgents. Clicking on the image gives a lot of detail on it. Thanks!