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

Modern American Society and Culture Seminar

POSTPONED: The Pacific Railroads and the Pacific Ocean: American Expansion, Asian Trade, and ...

31Mar 5:15PM 2020

The transcontinental railroads reshaped the United States—its politics, economy, culture and environment. But as this talk argues, late-nineteenth-century Americans ...

postponed Author Talk

The Hunt for History: On the Trail of the World’s Lost Treasures—from the Letters of Lincoln, ...

1Apr 6:00PM 2020
There is a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

Nathan Raab, America’s preeminent rare documents dealer, describes his years as the Sherlock Holmes of historical artifacts and he shows us what the past can tell ...

The Revolutionary Era in Boston with Prof. Robert Allison

3Apr 2:00PM 2020
This is an online program.

Join us for a live virtual Q and A with Professor Robert Allison who will address your questions on the Revolutionary War in Boston and beyond. Subscribers will get ...

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