Lowell Lecture

Igniting the American Revolution

Date & Time

June 20, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
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Presenting Organization

Old South Meeting House



Co-Sponsored by the Paul Revere House

Thirsty for new insights into the years leading to the Revolutionary War? Meet historian Derek W. Beck, whose new book draws on previously unpublished documents, letters and diaries to explore pivotal events of this period. From the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride, from the the lesser-known William Dawes’s journey to Lexington, to Benedict Arnold’s taking of Fort Ticonderoga and the letters of Gen. Thomas Gage - join us to learn something new about this tumultuous chapter in the American story. Mr. Beck will also share highlights from his second book, The War Before Independence, which transports readers into the violent years of 1775 and 1776, from the Battle of Bunker Hill to the exciting conclusion of the Boston Campaign. This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, registration requested at http://osmhjune20-16.bpt.me Book sales and signing will follow the lecture.

Old South Meeting House is accessible for visitors using wheelchairs. Assistive listening system is available. Old South Meeting House is committed to accessibility for all visitors and has been designated as an UP Organization by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Access questions? Call us at 617-482-6439