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Postponed – Boston Massacre: A Family History

April 09, 2020 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM


This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed.

250 years ago this March, British soldiers shot into a crowd and killed five civilians outside Boston’s Old State House on a blustery night in 1770. In her new book on the Boston Massacre, Serena Zabin, professor of history at Carleton College, offers a unique view of the British occupation of Boston highlighting that the British army at that time was a family institution with soldiers being accompanied by their wives and children, who lived side-by-side (and often in common cause) with their fellow Bostonians. How did this familial bond break in the violent events of the Boston Massacre that led to a bitterly fought American Revolution?

Professor Zabin’s new book Boston Massacre: A Family History will be available for signing in partnership with the Concord Bookshop.

$5 Member | $10 Non-Member.

Image: Bloody Massacre. Paul Revere. Engraving. 1770. Concord Museum collection.


April 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm