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Friday, May 17, 2024


Immerse yourself in New England's history! Join GBH at The Massachusetts Historical Society for an exclusive curated just-for-you exhibit of objects that changed New England’s history. Sip a glass of wine or beer as you chat with the historians behind the collection.

Did you know that Paul Revere never actually said “the British are coming” during his midnight ride to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams about the British troop movements? In his letter to Jeremy Belknap, he expressed discretion about alerting his fellow Patriots by placing a signal lantern in the steeple of Old North Church to warn them of the British movements. The MHS will have the original Letter from Paul Revere to Jeremy Belknap, circa 1798 on display during this event. Come see it for yourself!

This open house style event invites you to wander among the artifacts as you savor a glass a wine (or local brew) and chat with MHS’s curators about objects on display.

We are excited to be partnering with The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) to bring you this unique experience. The Massachusetts Historical Society is a major historical archive specializing in early American, Massachusetts, and New England history.

Guests will be welcomed in the main entrance of MHS in Boston’s Kenmore Square neighborhood and guided up the marbled staircase to the second floor (elevators available as needed) where this unique collection is on display. Guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary beverage and a light bite while walking through the exhibit and chatting with MSH historians.

This event is hosted by GBH News' Craig LeMoult.

Tickets include:
- Access to an exclusive exhibit put together by MHS for specially for this event
- Complimentary beer, wine, and bites
- Access to MHS curators to answer questions about the items on display

All ticket sales support GBH.

Conveniently located where the Back Bay meets the Fenway in the heart of Boston, the Massachusetts Historical Society is accessible from the city's major highways and by public transportation via train, subway, or bus.

Visitors in need of handicapped-accessible parking are advised that the wheelchair ramp for the building is located on the right side of the building (when facing the front door), adjacent to the HP-placard designated street spaces on the Fenway access road at the corner of the building. Find out more here: www.mbta.com

If you are driving, please keep in mind that street parking is limited but there are a few public parking garages surrounding the area.

The maximum capacity of this event is 100
This is an age 21+ event

This event is presented in partnership with The Massachusetts Historical Society.

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