The Old North Church’s annual Lantern Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 14 at 8 p.m. This ceremony reenacts the events that began the American Revolution while honoring contemporary contributions to American values of liberty and freedom, a tradition dating back to 1875. The colorful ceremony includes representatives of local colonial militia, a color guard from USS Constitution, and the First Michigan Fife and Drum Corps. The First Michigan will offer a free performance in the Prado beginning around 6:30 p.m.

In 2013, the Old North Foundation is honored to co-sponsor the ceremony with Citizens Bank. This year’s featured keynote speaker will be Dr. Jill Lepore, professor of American history at Harvard and contributing writer at The New Yorker.

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Tickets to the 2013 Lantern Ceremony may be purchased for $10 online at www.oldnorth.com or by calling the Old North Gift Shop at (617) 523-4848.

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