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St. John School History Slam with Suffolk University Professor Bob Allison

St. John School’s 2nd through 5th Grade students once again enjoyed a very captivating history slam lesson yesterday from Suffolk University History Professor Bob Allison and Archer O’Reilly. The duo came to the school dressed in their period clothing from the Revolutionary War.

Professor Allison was John Rowe, a Boston merchant, and Archer O’Reilly was Colonel Henry Knox, who was responsible for bringing the cannon from Fort Ticonderoga to Dorchester Heights.

They spoke about the history of the British Evacuation of Boston on March 17, 1776, which was General George Washington’s first victory forcing the British Army out of Boston during the Revolutionary War.

We would like to thank Professor Bob Allison and Archer O’Reilly for coming to our school and sharing some of Boston’s history that took place right in our own backyards.