Lowell Lecture

MIDDAY Friday, April 10 - Liberty Hall: Popular Politics in the Shadow of Boston's Liberty Tree

Date & Time

April 10, 2015

Location

Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
Driving Directions

Speaker(s)

Nathaniel Sheidley, Historian and Director of Public History at The Bostonian Society

Presenting Organization

Old South Meeting House

Topics

History

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.