Replicating John Hancock's Clothing: Part I

Replicating John Hancock's Clothing: Part I

In order preserve John Hancock's clothing, we are currently in the process of having replicas made. These replicas will allow us to return the originals to dark storage and therefore preserve them for future generations. Earlier this week, Master Tailor and Clothing Historian Henry Cooke was in the galleries, studying the original coat and waistcoat in order to begin the process of faithfully replicating them.

August 23, 1775: A Proclamation of Rebellion

August 23, 1775: A Proclamation of Rebellion

Today marks the anniversary of the Proclamation of Rebellion, issued by King George III in response to the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Learn more about the events surrounding this proclamation in a new blog post by one of our collections interns.

A Return to Beauty: Conserving the Price kerchief

A Return to Beauty: Conserving the Price kerchief

A good deal of careful and detailed work goes into returning an 18th century textile to its former glory. In this post, learn more the process of conserving the Price kerchief, which was damaged by a water leak in 2015. 

The enduring legacy of the Boston Massacre

The enduring legacy of the Boston Massacre

Currently on display in the Old State House are artifacts that represent two hundred years of the enduring legacy of the Boston Massacre. Take a peek into the case in this post about one of those items, Joseph Warren's anniversary oration from 1772.

A chat with a Revolutionary Character

A chat with a Revolutionary Character

What is it like to portray an 18th century Bostonian as part of our Revolutionary Characters Live program? Learn more about the experience in this chat with Lauren Shear, who plays Elizabeth Cummings.