Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Boston National Historical Park

Cake Cutting for 40th Anniversary of Boston National Historical Park (NPS Photo)

Boston National Historical Park celebrated its 40th anniversary at the National Park Service visitor center in Faneuil Hall with a park themed sheet cake from Montilio’s Baking Company. President Gerald Ford signed the Boston National Historical Park Act on October 1, 1974, establishing Boston’s first unit of the National Park System. The park includes the Old State House, Old South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Bunker Hill Monument, Dorchester Heights, and the Charlestown Navy Yard, including USS Constitution, the USS Constitution Museum, and USS Cassin Young. Joining Superintendent Cassius Cash were, (from left to right), Anne Grimes Rand from the USS Constitution Museum, Beverly Morgan-Welch from the Museum of African American History, Brian LeMay from the Old State House, Emily Curran from Old South Meeting House, Reverend Steve Ayres, Vicar of Old North Church, and Nina Zannieri from the Paul Revere House.