• Colonial Boston Map, Faneuil Hall and the Charlestown Navy Yard skyline


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Imperiled Promise

On November 2, 2012, the University of Massachusetts in Boston hosted "Critical Conversations: The State of History in the National Park Service." NPS interpreters, historians, and their colleagues reflected on the Organization of American Historians' 2012 report, Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service, which critically examines the state of history in National Parks. The two videos that follow show the lively, two part discussion of this important topic.



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.