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250th Anniversary of Dr. Joseph Warren Boston Massacre Oration

Get Your Ticket To History
Next Saturday, March 5, 2022 marks the 250th anniversary of Dr.
Joseph Warren’s first Boston Massacre Oration. The Charlestown Historical Society is honored to host
Revolution250, the National Park Service, the
Massachusetts Sons of the American
Revolution, the Henry Knox Color Guard, and
the Massachusetts Freemasons to
commemorate this monumental anniversary
in American history. Join authors and
historians Dr. Robert Allison, Katie
Turner Getty and Christian DiSpigna as we explore aspects surrounding the Massacre and Dr. Warren’s Orations.

250th Anniversary of Dr. Joseph Warren’s Boston Massacre Oration
Saturday, March 5, 2022
6 pm
Memorial Hall
Green Street
Charlestown, Mass.

Buy tickets here

Dr. Joseph Warren’s Boston Massacre Oration of 1772 contains a succinct exposition of American Liberty based on Enlightenment natural rights, framed in belief in God as well as Roman Republican and Pilgrim virtues. His aspirational view for America as “a land of Liberty, seat of virtue…” set a high bar for Patriot activism.
He delivered the speech on the second anniversary of the outbreak of violence between occupying British troops and rowdy street protesters. He seems to speak to subsequent generations of Americans just as he addressed his immediate overflow audience at Boston’s Old South Meeting House.

Warren, Joseph. An Oration Delivered March 5th, 1772. At the Request of the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston; to Commemorate the Bloody Tragedy of the Fifth of March, 1770.

Charlestown Civil War Veterans Photograph Project

Please consider supporting the Charlestown Historical Society and our fundraiser to refurbish the Charlestown Civil War Veterans frames to their original glory. These frames were rescued by the Charlestown Historical Society from the trash a few years ago and are in dire need of professional repair. These four frames feature the brave Townies who fought for the union of our country in 1861-1865.

To make donations, please send to:

Arthur Hurley
P.O. Box 291776
Charlestown, MA 02129

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