2023 marks the 250th anniversary of one of the most iconic events in American history: The Boston Tea Party. On December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor, setting in motion events that led to the American Revolution.
Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours is offering a one-time-only symposium in Boston the weekend of this important anniversary. This special event will be held at the historic Omni Parker House. The iconic Boston hotel is near some of the city’s best-known sites, including Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Common and stops on the Freedom Trail like the Old State House.
This is your chance to be in Boston for the memorable 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and to experience and explore the transformational event that birthed a new nation.
BOSTON TEA PARTY SYMPOSIUM HOSTS AND SPEAKERS
Your hosts for the symposium will be historians Rick Beyer and Edward G. Lengel. Rick leads our Revolutionary War: Boston to Quebec and Revolutionary War: Road to Yorktown tours. His most recent book, Rivals Unto Death, explores the intricate thirty-year rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Ed is the Chief Historian at the National Medal of Honor Museum and has written more than 15 books on American and Irish history that focus on uncovering the human experience of warfare.
You will learn about this pivotal event in American History from a who’s who of Boston Tea Party experts, including:
Kristin Harris: Research Coordinator at Boston Tea Party Ships Museum, Descendent and Grave Marker Program
Bob Allison: Professor of History at Suffolk University and author of The Boston Tea Party
John Bell: Writer and Researcher of the American Revolution and author of the Boston 1775 blog and The Road to Concord
Benjamin Carp: Professor of History at Brooklyn College and author of Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America