• 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?

Boston Tea Party from Library of Congress Collection

Did you know that not until 1835 did folks start referring to the event of December 16, 1773 as "The Boston Tea Party?" For the previous 62 years, the event had been called just what it obviously was, "The Destruction of The Tea.