Cider Celebration
6:00 pm18:00

Cider Celebration

  • Old State House

Fall is just around the corner, and in Massachusetts that means apple season. Come to the Old State House to enjoy Downeast Cider, made in Charlestown, Bantam Cider, made in Somerville, and fresh local apples and cider donuts from Carver Hill Orchard out of Stow, MA. 

Talk to the cider makers and to our Revolutionary Characters!

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by clicking here

Discounts for members. Please call or email Heather Rockwood for the coupon code at 617.720.1713 ex.16 or

Adults participating in this program may be photographed by newspaper or television reporters/photographers, Bostonian Society staff members, or others involved with the program. These photographs may appear without compensation in newspapers or in productions, publications, on the Web, or other printed or electronic materials related to the promotion and function of the Old State House and Bostonian Society. 

Spinning History: Heroines on the Home Front
1:00 pm13:00

Spinning History: Heroines on the Home Front

This event is free with registration. Please click here to register.

Learn about the patriotic women who took to the spinning wheel to help our nation win its independence! In the Old State House, a stop on Boston’s Freedom Trail, hand-spinner and Young Audiences of Massachusetts teaching artist Nancy Bell tells the story of the young female rebels who learned to spin in order to create a new homegrown textile industry in the colonies. Wearing a historically accurate hand-sewn dress, Nancy sings the movement’s propaganda songs, demonstrates their spinning techniques, and invites audience members to come up for a closer look at the materials and tools of the era.

This event will be taking place on the second floor of the Old State House in the Representatives Hall and unfortunately is not ADA-Accessible.