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A Museum educator, in Revolutionary military costume, shows three adolescents how to use a cannon on the Privateer Ship in the galleries.

In December of 1775, Henry Knox traveled to Fort Ticonderoga in New York to bring cannons back to Boston, using only a limited number of tools, oxen, and men. They would have to travel over mountains, frozen lakes, and through blizzards of snow and ice. Join Museum staff virtually on Wednesday, Dec. 14, for this activity-filled exploration of Knox’s journey. We’ll explore a miniature diorama and use replica objects to help us solve how exactly he managed to move all 59 cannons in the middle of winter to help free the city of Boston! 

This is an online event held virtually through Zoom. One ticket grants access for one household.

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History Explorers

As a History Explorer, meet with Museum staff and special guests to play games, make art, hear stories, solve riddles, and explore the people, places, and events of the American Revolution.
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Noah Lewis portrays Ned Hector and teaches a young guest how to fire a cannon as part of our Meet The Revolution series.
Dec 27
 

History Explorer Meet-Up: Mountains of Ice and Snow

December 27, 2022 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Join us onsite at the Museum for a hands-on, activity-filled exploration of Henry Knox’s December 1775 journey to bring 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga in New York back to Boston.
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A visitor looks at a tableau scene depicting George Washington breaking up a fight among his troops in Harvard Yard.
Dec 26
 

Winter Break at the Museum

December 26-31, 2022
Throughout Winter Break at the Museum, join us to explore life during the winter months of the American Revolution through special events, costumed living history, wintery scenes in Revolution Place, hands-on discovery carts, engaging in-gallery talks, and much more for the whole family.
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