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Boston's Massacre

Massachusetts Historical Society

Wednesday • September 12

Clock Icon 6:00 PM
Money Icon $10
Location Icon Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Event Details

Join us as we welcome Eric Hinderaker of the University of Utah, as he presents his new book "Boston's Massacre."

On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd
gathered in front of Boston’s Custom House, killing five people.
Denounced as an act of unprovoked violence and villainy, the Boston
Massacre became one of the most familiar incidents in American history, yet one of the least understood. Eric Hinderaker revisits this dramatic episode, examining in forensic detail the facts of that fateful night, the competing narratives that molded public perceptions at the time, and the long campaign to transform the tragedy into a touchstone of American identity.

There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members or EBT cardholders). Please call 617-646-0578 or register online at www.masshist.org/events.

A pre-talk reception will begin at 5:30.

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