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Ben Franklin's Boston: The Colonial Town, the Revolutionary City and the Modern MetropolisSaturday, September 27, 2014
3 to 7 p.m.
Old State House, Washington & State Streets, Boston, Mass.
Explore Ben Franklin’s Boston with F&M friends on an autumn afternoon.
Our program will begin with a “Boston by Foot” tour of Ben Franklin’s neighborhood, a 90-minute walk among the sites of Franklin’s homes and haunts in Colonial Boston. After the walking tour, we will explore historical exhibits at the Old State House at our leisure. Built in 1713, the Old State House was home to the Colonial Government for Massachusetts until the American Revolution, and the Declaration of Independence was first announced and read to Bostonians from the building’s balcony. It later served as the first State House for the State of Massachusetts.
Next, as the high point of our afternoon, we will enjoy light refreshments and a program featuring History Professor Ted Pearson in Representatives Hall on the building’s second floor. Professor Pearson will deliver remarks about Ben Franklin’s Boston: The Colonial Town, the Revolutionary City and the Modern Metropolis.
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