School Vacation Week Family Program - Comic History
Family Day Program for Young Historians, Parents and Grandparents with historian John L. Bell and a team of comic book
Come to MHS during the school vacation week for a hands-on history program. Noted historian John Bell will tell
participants the story of the riots that followed the passage of the Stamp Act in 1765 from an eighteenth century child’s point of view; young boys participated in marches to the Liberty Tree and witnessed the ransacking of Thomas Hutchinson’s mansion. After the talk, local comic book artists associated with the Boston Comics Round Table, Fulcrum Publishing, and the Massachusetts Historical Society will help the young historians make their own historical comic depicting the story of the Liberty Tree and the Stamp Act Riots. Finished comics will be part of a temporary display.