https://go.evvnt.com/1323480-2?pid=5248 Online event
Boston, MA 02110
Join the Golden Ball Tavern Museum and author J. L. Bell at 6:00pm EDT on Thursday, September 15, 2022, as he presents new information about General Gage's spies who visited the Golden Ball Tavern in 1775. This event will be held on Zoom.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Weston Cultural Council which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
On February 23, 1775, three men arrived at Isaac Jones's tavern in Weston, saying they were surveyors from Boston. They were actually two officers and a private from the king's army. The royal governor, General Thomas Gage, had assigned them to find cannons and other military supplies that the rebel Massachusetts government was collecting outside of Boston. Drawn from new research, this talk discusses who those men were, the crucial role they played in the Battle of Lexington and Concord, and what happened to them after the Revolutionary War.
J. L. Bell is the proprietor of the Boston 1775 website, providing daily helpings of history, analysis, and unabashed gossip about Revolutionary New England. He is the author of the book "The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War," as well as articles, book chapters, and a book-length study for the National Park Service about Gen. George Washington's work in Cambridge, including espionage.
This is a free virtual event. Donations are encouraged to support the Golden Ball Tavern Museum's educational and preservation initiatives. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Weston Cultural Council which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Price: Free: USD 0.00
Artist / Speaker: J L Bell