On March 14, 1891 an angry mob of several thousand people descended on the jail in New Orleans, Louisiana intent on administering rough justice on nine inmates who had just been acquitted of murdering the chief of police. Barred from the front door, they gained entrance through the back and […]
Noah’s New Americans, the colonial youth history club at the Noah Webster House in West Hartford, Connecticut, presented their shadow play, Paul Revere’s Ride written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1860 at Old North Church on May 20, 2015. Shadow plays are an ancient entertainment art form in existence for […]
Robert Allison, Suffolk University History Department Professor and Chair, answers the question, “How did the Old North Church become Old North?” Christ Church was built in 1723 when there already was an “Old North,” the venerable Puritan Meeting House over which the Mathers presided. How did the upstart Anglican congregation become […]
Hey, Wall-Yo’. How many times did I hear that expression growing up in the North End? I would be walking down Salem Street and some old lady would yell that at me from a fourth floor window. If I stopped and looked up she would let down a basket on […]
CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (May 18, 2015) USS Constitution enters Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard to commence a multi-year planned restoration period. This is Constitution’s first time in dry dock since its 1992-1996 restoration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Melkus/Released) More photos on Facebook.
The Freedom Trail now has a Pop Up book, created by Denise D. Price and revealed at an Old North Church celebration. The idea for the book started with Ms. Price’s own walking of Boston’s Freedom Trail in 2010. “I was stunned that Boston didn’t have a pop up book […]
One hundred years after the Armenian Genocide of 1915, thousands gathered in Boston on April 24, 2015 for a milestone commemoration at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway. People attending the large event remembered the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed around the time of World War I by the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Many highlighted the […]
This video shows Part 2 of the 2015 Annual Lantern Ceremony held at Old North Church. Please see this post for the Part 1 video featuring Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The annual Lantern Ceremony pays tribute to the events of April 18, 1775, when two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old […]