Hail and Farewell

Friday, Mar 17, 2017



Image credit: Flickr/Chia: A day in the park (cc: @sunil)

Today’s mural recognizes Evacuation Day, a local holiday commemorating the retreat of British forces following the Siege of Boston, early in the American Revolutionary War. The 11-month siege ended when the Continental Army, under the command of George Washington, fortified Dorchester Heights in early March 1776 with cannons captured at Ticonderoga. 

On today’s mural we see Fort Washington in Cambridge, now a peaceful park. It’s the only surviving fortification from the Siege of Boston, and is on the List of Registered Historic Places in Massachusetts.

Hail and Farewell

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016



Courtesy of Revels

Revels will celebrate and toast its retiring 32-year music director, George Emlen, at a Gala today here at WGBH Studios. The event will be overflowing with rich musical and theatrical delights, sumptuous food and drink, singing, and reveling.  The evening also marks Revels  45th year of offering music, theater and education programs throughout the Greater Boston area. Revels is best known for its Christmas Revels productions at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre. Today, Revels affiliates are in 9 cities across the United States.  www.revels.org

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