The Boston Massacre reenactment, which the Bostonian Society has hosted in previous years, will not be held in 2019. With the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre coming in 2020, we are taking time to re-examine and re-imagine how we commemorate this milestone on the road to American Independence. Plans are underway to create exciting new interpretive programming to connect the public to this moment in history.
We invite the public to visit the Old State House during our regular museum hours of 9AM-5PM to engage with the history and legacy of the Boston Massacre through our educator-facilitated tours and gallery exhibits. We would also direct you to the blog entries compiled below as a resource for understanding the events of the Boston Massacre and its enduring impact on our nation.
About the Boston Massacre
The Boston Massacre came after mounting tensions between colonists and the King's troops, and set the stage for the American Revolution.
The Boston Massacre provoked a political crisis of enormous significance, and left leaders desperate to find a way to prevent more bloodshed. William B. Warner, Professor of English at University of California, Santa Barbara, explores the day after the Massacre.