john hancock

Finding the Humanity in History

Finding the Humanity in History

In preparation for the return of Cato & Dolly, we spoke to playwright Patrick Gabridge about finding the humanity in history, how people react to theatre in a museum, and the Hancock Vice Presidency that might have been.

Replicating John Hancock's Clothing: Part II

Replicating John Hancock's Clothing: Part II

Last week, Master Tailor and Costume Historian Henry Cooke returned to the Old State House to take a pattern from a pair of buff-colored silk breeches which once belonged to John Hancock. This is part of an on-going project by the museum to preserve these important garments for future generations.