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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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Declaration and Counter-Declaration in Lexington, 4 July

Lexington’s plans to observe Independence Day this weekend caught my eye because it includes an unusual opposition voice—and ice cream.

The Lexington Historical Society will host a public reading of the Declaration of Independence, followed by a reading of George III’s official response to it. This event will take place at the Lexington Depot starting at 7:00 P.M.

And did I mention ice cream? Folks from Rancatore’s will cross the street to sell scoops for $2.

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