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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Friday, May 29, 2009

Upcoming Events in Charlestown

These two events are coming up at the Bunker Hill Museum, 43 Monument Square in Charlestown. Sponsored by the Charlestown Historical Society, they’re free and open to the public. If you can park.

Weapons of the Revolution on Sunday, 31 May 2009, at 2:00 P.M.
William Baldwin, private in Gardner’s Regiment/Charlestown Militia Company, will introduce infantry longarms and accoutrements from the Revolutionary era. He will show examples of firelocks, bayonets, and edged weaponry, both antique as well as contemporary reproductions.

Meet Dr. Joseph Warren on Thursday, 11 June 2009, at 7:00 P.M.
Michael LePage will portray this leader of the Sons of Liberty, who on 18 Apr 1775 dispatched Paul Revere and William Dawes out of Boston to warn of the pending army march, and later died on the slope of Bunker Hill. After Dr. Warren speaks, there will be an opportunity for discussion.

And of course 17 June is Bunker Hill Day.

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