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Boston Gears Up for a Historic Celebration: Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party

Mark your calendars, history enthusiasts! On December 16, 2023, Boston will honour the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, a pivotal moment that forever shaped the course of American history. The commemorative activities are set to unfold in various locations, promising a day filled with educational and entertaining experiences.

The celebration kicks off at 11am, with activities planned in Boston Guildhall, St Botolph's Church 'The Stump' and the Market Place (weather permitting). The venues involved, working in partnership with Transported Art, have created the day's activities and events.

For those eager to delve into the historical narrative, Boston Guildhall will host a 'Talk & Tea' event starting at 11am. Dr. Scott will present a comprehensive history of Boston's role in the American story. The talk is free, but booking is essential due to limited space. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to taste the actual tea varieties that were thrown into Boston Harbour after the talk. Additionally, the Guildhall will host tea-themed arts activities throughout the day, providing engaging experiences for families. To book your seat visit 

Beyond the Guildhall, the town will come alive with a display of Lanterns & arTEA activiTEAs, at The Stump, also available, and starting from The Stump, is a free trail through the town for locals and visitors to explore. Redcoats Re-enactors will add a touch of historical authenticity to the festivities, offering a glimpse into the past.

Cllr Sarah Sharpe, Portfolio Holder for Culture for Boston Borough Council, said: "I'm thrilled to see Boston embracing its rich history with the commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. This event not only offers a fascinating journey into our town's pivotal role in American history but also provides a unique opportunity for our community to come together.

"The 'Talk & Tea' event at Boston Guildhall, coupled with tea-themed arts activities, reflects our commitment to both education and enjoyment. Let's celebrate our heritage and create lasting memories on this historic occasion."

As Boston commemorates this significant milestone, the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party promises to be an immersive and enlightening experience for all. Join us in celebrating history, community, and the enduring legacy of this transformative event!

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