BOSTON CELEBRATES THE 250TH ANNIVERSARY THE BOSTONTEA PARTY’S COMPMEMORATIVE YEAR TODAY

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Organisations Boston and Across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Working Together to Create a Year of Dynamic Programming to Honor the Semiquincentennial The Boston Tea Party

BOSTON, Dec. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ Today: Meet Boston, the 250Th The Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party Board of Advisors and Revolution 250 are two organizations that work together to commemorate 250 years of events leading to the American Revolution.Th An anniversary year to commemorate the Boston Tea Party, an historic event that changed American history forever.

250th Boston Tea Party Anniversary Commemorative year

The 250Th The “single most significant event leading to the American Revolution” will be celebrated as the Boston Tea Party’s anniversary. Saturday, December 16, 2023.  Boston This will not be the end of the story. FIRST We are celebrating the 250th anniversary in commemoration of an historic and significant event. The United States Journey to independence and founding of a nation free from slavery, but also the epicenter and world stage for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic Boston Tea Party.

“The Boston Tea Party helped spark the Revolutionary War and is one of the earliest milestones on the path to our nation’s founding,” says Rosie RiosAmerican Semiquincentennial Conference Chair. “It was a dramatic demonstration of the colonists’ willingness to fight for truths they knew to be self-evident — that we all have the unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As we approach the nation’s semiquincentennial — the 250th commemoration of when our leaders firmly established those beliefs through the Declaration of Independence — it is crucial that we recognize the vital role the Boston Tea Party played in shaping the America we know today.”

Boston Will be honored by this historic event and officially launch a commemorative Year of Celebrations. All major historic 250Th The semiquincentennial of signing the Declaration of Independence, and the founding of United States of America.

According to Martha SheridanMeet Boston Executive Director and 250Th Boston Tea Party Anniversary BOA Chair, “The 250Th The Boston Tea Party’s anniversary will be celebrated with a memorable event. It will have a significant impact on the industry and the wider community. Boston Economy at a crucial moment in the year Our nation is approaching its 250th birthday.Th It’s fitting that 2026 is your birthday Boston should be in the global spotlight as we celebrate the catalytic events that led to American independence, starting with the singular significance of the Boston Tea Party.”

A multitude of organizations across Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are working together to create a commemorative year of public engagement, dynamic programming, special exhibits, events, installations, and performances. The year will culminate in a grand-scale, live reenactment of the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 2023, slated to be one of the largest theatrical moving performances in the United States.

“The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce members and we are eager partners and collaborators in celebrating the 250th anniversary of Boston Tea Party.Th anniversary,” says James E. Rooney, President & CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce & 250Th Boston Tea Party Anniversary BOA Chairman.Boston It holds a significant history that is crucial in the country’s quest for freedom. This is a day to celebrate! Greater Boston – and the country and world – as we commemorate the courage and grit that connects every community to this revolution that changed the course of history.”

The 250 includes an overview of current initiativesTh Boston Tea Party Anniversary Commemorative year:

Loose tea – National and Regional Collection – Beginning December 16, 2022
Today marks the beginning of a tea donation drive in which citizens can make tea donations. The United States You can also participate by sending loose leaf teas to Boston As part of the 250, be thrown in Boston HarborTh Boston Tea Party Anniversary reenactment. Send Dry loose-leaf tea (NOT used tea bags) to: Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210. Include name, address, e-mail & phone number. Every person who contributes tea will receive an official certificate of participation. Deadline to send tea December 1, 2023.

Additionally, Historic Tours of America has a new trolley that is fully wrapped and depicts the history of America. EleanorOne of the three ships from the Boston Tea Party will launch a tour of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, launching the ship. Massachusetts In spring 2023, the state will begin to collect loose-leaf leaves from its citizens. This schedule will soon be published.

First Night Boston 2023 – December 31, 2022
It’s the First Night Boston’s An annual, free New Year’s Eve celebration that features musical performances, a People’s Procession parade, ice sculptures, fireworks, and more. First Night will be dedicated to the Boston Tea Party.  You will find ice sculptures everywhere. Boston Colonial actors will lead the People’s Procession and many other historic events.

250Th Anniversary Boston Tea Party NEW Speaker Series “Tea Talks”, 2023
NEW “Tea Talks Speaker Series” in Honor of the 250Th The Boston Tea Party’s 2023 Anniversary will launch. It will explore many aspects of early life. BostonNew England, Colonial America and New England by expert storytellers from national renowned authors, tea masters, historians, and cultural experts. Details to follow in 2023.

NEW Boston Tea Party Descendants Programm
The New Boston Tea Party Descendants program, in partnership with New England Historic Genealogical Society in 2023, will be launched. This is the nation’s premier resource for historical family research. It will foster genealogical connections among participants in Boston Tea Party, their families and those who participated in the creation of the colonial revolt in Boston.  This program will connect people to their shared history and provide shared information for historians from all over the world. More information will be available in the early 2023.

41st Boston Harborfest – June 29-July 4, 2023
Boston Harborfest It is the country’s largest Fourth of Jul festival. The 41st Harborfest 2023 will feature the Boston Tea Party as the featured theme Boston This event celebrates the city’s historic harbor and its rich history. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, dedicated to accurately reliving and representing a key time in history (1773-1775), will be offering a series of hands-on activities & interactive performances throughout Harborfest.

Boston Tea Party Participant Grave Marker Project
The Boston Tea Party Grave Marker Project began in 2019. It marks the final resting spots of many of those brave men who took part in the “single biggest event leading up to American Revolution” with a commemorative mark inspired by Nathaniel Currier Boston Harbor Tea Destroyers A lithograph, created in 1846, is a popular representation of the Boston Tea Party. Markers will be sent to all participants by the 250Th The Boston Tea Party’s anniversary. To date, 119 commemorative markers are placed at the graves buried in New England’s oldest burying ground. In 2023, grave markers will go up at gravesites of Boston Tea Party patriots located in MI, NY and OH as well as VA. Paris, France. These markers will be displayed indefinitely. In will be placed the FINAL honorary commemorative plaque Boston At the Granary Burying Ground, Patriot Samuel Adams’s grave in 2023 (date TBA).

Engaging students throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Through the 250Th The Boston Tea Party’s Commemorative Year, Students from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts You are encouraged to share your thoughts and connections with the themes that revolve around the Boston Tea Party. Protestcivic engagementIllustration And commemoration Through creative writing, videography, and artistic design. This project aims to educate students about the historic events that shaped America and allow them to apply these ideas to their lives. The exhibition will feature their original works. www.bostonteaparty250.com. Details to follow in the early 2023.

Boston Area Hotels and Restaurants that Honor the Boston Tea Party
Throughout 2023, Boston area hotels, restaurants and bars will be offering a dose of patriotism wiTh hotel packages, tea-inspired cocktails, and dinners in honor of 250th Anniversary of The Boston Tea Party. More information to come in 2023.

Honoring 18Th-Century Poet Phillis Wheatley
American author and former enslaved man Phillis WheatleyIs. One of the most well-known poets in America late-18th century. She is considered the first African American and the only American woman to publish a book of poetry. A special exhibition will be dedicated to her. In 2023, a major announcement about her connection with the Boston Tea Party will be made. In 2023, more details will be revealed.

East India Company London, EnglandSeptember 2023
A series of events in partnership wiTh the East India Company, founded in 1600 and still in existence from where the tea came that was originally destroyed during the Boston Tea Party, celebrating the 250th The Boston Tea Party’s Anniversary Celebration will take place in London In September 2023. The East India Company will ship to Boston 250 pounds of loose leaf tea will be thrown in Boston Harbor to celebrate the 250th Boston Tea Party Anniversary.

250Th Boston Tea Party Anniversary LIVE Reenactment Saturday, December 16, 2023
The 250th anniversary year will culminate in a grand-scale, live reenactment of the Boston Tea Party on Saturday, December 16, 2023, the actual anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Reenactors from hundreds of countries will recount the story of the Boston Tea Party and recreate the events. December 16, 1773 at historic Old South Meeting House and Faneuil Hall with a series of performances and programming, followed by  a public procession to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum where the Sons of Liberty will destroy loose tea, 250 pounds of tea sent to Boston Starting at London’s East India Company, in addition to teas sent in by citizens all around the country, into Boston’s Historic harbour

Information about the 250Th Boston Tea Party Anniversary commemorative Year, as well as updates on all events, programming, and activities throughout the year will be available at www.BostonTeaParty250.com, and on social networks: Instagram/Facebook @bostonteaparty250; Tweet: @BOSTeaParty250

ABOUT MEET BOSTON 

Meet Boston This is the main private sector marketing organization and visitor services agency. It is responsible for developing meetings, conventions, tourism-related businesses and promoting the economy. Boston metropolitan area and to attract visitors dollars to allof Greater Boston’s Different communities and neighborhoods. Meet Boston is a not-for-profit, membership-driven sales & marketing organization of more than 900 companies in Boston, Cambridge and across New England that depend upon the visitor and convention industries for their own success and growth. Visit www.visiterne.com for more information. www.meetboston.com.

THE 250Th ANNIVERSARY of THE BOSTON TEA PARTY
Meet BostonThe 250Th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party Board of Advisors and Revolution 250, a consortium of organizations working together to commemorate the 250th anniversaries of the events that led to American Revolution, in conjunction with a multitude of organizations in Boston And throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, are working togeTher to create a series of commemorative programs throughout the entirety of 2023, culminating in a grand-scale, live reenactment celebrating the 250th Boston Tea Party will celebrate its anniversary on Sat. 16 December, 2023.  You can find details about all 2023 programming as well information about the major celebration of reenactment, visit www.BostonTeaParty250.com. Instagram/Facebook: @bostonteaparty250; Twitter: @BOSTeaParty250.

REVOLUTION 250 

Revolution 250, an alliance of over 70 organizations and individuals, was founded in 2013. It is led by the Massachusetts Historical Society. These people share a common belief about the importance of studying, examining, commemorating, and preserving the history of American Revolution. These institutions have a long-standing commitment towards understanding this history. They will continue to study the impact of America’s war against independence for many years to come. Revolution 250 will celebrate the 250th birthdays of important people, places, and events that led the American Revolution and helped to create such founding documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. These anniversaries will play a vital role in generating public interest and public appreciation for the pivotal role they played. Massachusetts played in the attainment of independence United States of America. For more information, please visit www.revolution250.org.

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