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Roxbury during Siege of Boston

Meetinghouse Hill Roxbury

This four-part curriculum is designed to introduce students to Roxbury’s role during the Siege of Boston. It relies on primary sources to allow students to work like young historians, discovering what can be learned from documents such as maps, diaries, letters, images, and tax valuation lists.

Curriculum Guide

Primary Sources

Did You Know?

Revere's Boston Massacre print

When the Boston Massacre monument was erected on Boston Common in the 1880s, the president of The Massachusetts Historical Society protested, "The crown of the martyr should not be placed on the brow of the ruffian." Come to think of it, John Adams didn't speak too highly of the victims either.