Wed., December 16 marks the 247th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and, due to the COVID pandemic, this year’s live annual reenactment of the Boston Tea Party, one of the largest historical, theatrical performances in the United States, will not be taking place in Boston.
Instead, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, a floating museum dedicated to accurately reliving and representing this key time in history (1773-1775), and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau are honoring this ‘single most important event leading up to the American Revolution’ with a FREE one-hour virtual Boston Tea Party commemoration that can be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of viewers’ homes. After the event, the archived program will be available as part of the Bureau's Live Boston Classroom initiative: https://bostonusa.com/livebostonclassroom/
This special one-hour online commemoration of the 247th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party via Zoom will feature a dramatization performed by costumed Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum actors of first person accounts in addition to highlighting letters and newspapers from the time of the Boston Tea Party.
There will also be a live discussion and Q&A session hosted by the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Creative Team, led by Creative Manager Evan O’Brien. This special presentation is made possible by the generous support of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau’s experiential educational programming inviting guests to explore, learn and discover with Boston as a virtual destination classroom. Only one date/time available: Wed., Dec. 16, 2020: 7 p.m. EST
How to register:
– Participants must register for this FREE event at https://virtual.bostonteapartyship.com/
– Click ‘247th Boston Tea Party Anniversary Special Online Event’ and follow through the checkout process.
– Once registered, participants will receive an email with the link and password to access this free online commemoration.