Join us for a one hour visit to America’s first public school for African-American children and America’s oldest black church building. North Enders of African descent helped establish the black settlement in the West End, beginning before the Revolution. Join history teacher and popular National Park Ranger Dana Smith for a brief video in the school and then a tour of the newly restored African Meeting House.
November 3 (Saturday) at 11:00 a.m. at the
Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill (Old West End), Boston
The museum will charge a reduced entrance fee if we bring more than 15 people. Please REGISTER by emailing us at NorthEndHS@gmail.com.
Regular Museum Fees (due at start of program): $5.00
12 yrs & under – Free
13 – 17 yrs – $3.00
Seniors 62+ $3.00
This program presented in partnership with the Boston African American National Historic Site.
The African Meeting House was dedicated on December 6, 1806.
Dana Smith has been teaching history at St. John’s Prep in Danvers for 28 years, and has been with the Boston African American National Historic Site since 2001. Originally from Los Angeles, Smith earned his master’s degree in teaching at Boston College (another institution with North End roots).