Revolution 250 Corporate Participation


All support of Revolution 250 is processed by our fiscal agent, The Massachusetts Historical Society. Funds will be credited to and acknowledged by the Massachusetts Historical Society and Revolution 250.

Circle of the Loyal Nine – ($250,000+)

A precursor group to the Sons of Liberty, the Loyal Nine met in secret to plan the protesting of the Stamp Act, the event that propelled the American Colonies down the road to Independence.


The Glorious Ninety-two ($100,000 – $249,000)

This giving level is named for the 92 members of the Massachusetts General Court who voted to NOT rescind a letter the legislature sent to other assemblies and legislative bodies throughout the colonies protesting the Townshend Acts passed by Parliament. The General Court was ordered by the King’s ministers, through the Royal Governor to rescind the letter. They voted in the negative 92 – 17.


Fellows of Liberty Hall ($50,000 – $99,000)

This giving level is named for the people of Massachusetts who met under the “Liberty Tree” in Boston or by Liberty poles in other communities. The area around these symbols of resistance was known as “Liberty Hall,” and represented the rights of the inhabitants for self-determination.


Friends of Joyce Jr. ($10,000 – $24,900)

Joyce Junior was a pseudonym used allegedly by John Winthrop, president of Harvard College and a noted 18th-century scientist. Joyce Junior appears as the signatory of a few handbills that claimed he was the “Chairman of the Committee for Tarring and Feathering.”


Sons and Daughters of Liberty ($5,000 – $9,999)

While the “Sons of Liberty” remains an iconic group form the history of the American Revolution, less well known are the “Daughters of Liberty,” who helped to lead the non-importation movement of 1768 – 1770 and spurred the campaign for colonial manufactures, particularly the cloth industry.


Boston Caucus ($2,500 - $4,999)

This giving level is named for the informal political gathering of Bostonians that helped to shape the events in Boston from 1713 to the 1770’s. Samuel Adams would become its most notorious leader.


Upcoming Events

Online Event; Seminar; History of Women, Gender and Sexuality Seminar

High Brow, Low Brow: Phrenology, Fashion, and Female Activism in the Nineteenth Century

19Jan 5:15PM 2021
This is an online program.

Between the 1830s and 1860s, Americans began fighting over a curious topic: female foreheads. While feminists and phrenologists saw “high brows” as an ...

Seminar; African American History Seminar; Online Event

Revolutionary Weddings: Marriage in the Black Panther Party

21Jan 5:15PM 2021
This is an online program.

Revolutionary love and marriages in the Black Panther Party were powerful aspects of Black Power politics. This paper argues that Panthers viewed Black romantic love as ...

Seminar; Digital History Seminar; Online Event

Excavating Egyptology: The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project

26Jan 5:15PM 2021
This is an online program.

The Nile travel diaries of Mrs. Emma B. Andrews are an important yet underutilized resource for the so-called “Golden Age” of Egyptian archaeology in the late ...

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