MIDDAY Friday, April 10 - Liberty Hall: Popular Politics in the Shadow of Boston's Liberty Tree
Boston’s Liberty Tree—a stately elm located at the corner of Essex and Orange streets—rose to prominence during the tumultuous Stamp Act protests of 1765-66 and quickly became both an important symbol and central gathering place for the Boston crowd.
Discover the forgotten story of “Liberty Hall,” the name that Bostonians gave to this public space. Liberty Hall’s elaborate rules and rituals invite new ways of thinking about popular politics during the Revolutionary era.
Don’t miss this lecture and discussion led by Nathaniel Sheidley, Historian and Director of Public History at The Bostonian Society.
Co-Presented by Old South Meeting House and The Bostonian Society.
Free with Museum Admission; Free for Old South Meeting House and Bostonian Society Members. NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
* *Participants in this program will receive a free-admission pass to The Bostonian Society, valid for one day.