MHS Calendar of Events
Yankees in the West
6 October 2017 to 6 April 2018 Details
Comics, stamps, and protests will fill April school vacation week. Join the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Shirley Eustis House, Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, and the Old State House for hands-on history programs that will use comics to explore the Stamp Act and the protests that started America on the road to the Revolution. Participants will receive a comic book that tells the story of the stamp act in four chapters with art by Jesse Lonergan, John Carvajal, LJ Baptiste Ben Doane and Jerel Dye. Noted historian J. L. Bell will engage participants in the history of the Stamp Act through the stories of eighteenth-century children. After the discussion, local comic book artists associated with the Boston Comics Roundtable will assist and inspire young historians as they fill in the blank pages at the end of the comic book with their own comic.
The workshops are free, although space is limited and prior registration is required. The program and the comic book have been made possible through the support of the Society of the Cincinnati and the Massachusetts Historical Society.
To sign up for the other programs, please visit:
- The Shirley Eustis House Call 617-442-2275 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site: Call (617)876-4491 or email at email@example.com
- The Old State House: bit.ly/1PBvFOq
This event is a part of the Revolution 250 Forum's celebration of the history of Boston and the American Revolution. http://www.revolution250.org/close