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The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King Street....

Today marks the 241 anniversary of the events that came to be known as the Boston Massacre.

On our website and in our reading room, you can read contemporary accounts of the events of that day or study visual representations such as Paul Revere’s engraving (based on an original drawing by Peter Pelham) which captures a less than historically accurate view of the event, but speaks volumes about how the event was interpreted for years to come.

 Revere's Massacre

For the hands-on learner, the Bostonian Society is offering a day full of interpretive events at the Old State House, culminating in a re-enactment of the Massacre at 7:00 PM.

permalink | Published: Saturday, 5 March, 2011, 1:00 AM