Sept. 10, 2014
Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
Dr. Nathaniel Sheidley, Historian and Director of Public History at the Bostonian Society.
Lecture #2, 2014 Paul Revere Memorial Association Lecture Series Lecture Title: Seat of Empire: Refurnishing Boston's Historic Council Chamber The Council Chamber in Boston's Town House (now the Old State House), where the Royal Governor of Massachusetts met with members of his Council, was once an important administrative center for the British Empire in North America. This historic room has recently been returned to its appearance during the 1760s, when the fate of the British Empire turned on the decisions made within its walls. Dr. Nathaniel Sheidley, Historian and Director of Public History at the Bostonian Society, will describe how, thanks to an unprecedented collaboration between the Bostonian Society and North Bennet Street School, visitors can now sit in the Governor's chair and thumb through reproduction documents at the Council table.