Schedule Outreach Education’s Open House on your Boston Congress itinerary and experience book reviews, a special presentation by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, and discover 50 artifacts unearthed by Boston city’s archaeologist. The Open House will be held daily with the exception of Sunday in the North Star room of the Westin Copley. Check your Congress member packets for special event days and times.
Boston’s rich history is reflected in the Open House program. “Liberty’s Martyr – The Story of Dr. Joseph Warren” will be discussed by author Janet Uhlar. British General Thomas Gage declared the life of Warren equal to 500 ordinary colonials. During the Historian General’s History Huddle, attorney and author Michael Greenburg will give attendees an account of Paul Revere’s conduct in the Penobscot Expedition.
“Mapping the American Revolution” will be examined by Dory Klein from the Boston Public Library’s Norman B. Leventhal Map Center. Members will explore how students learn to interpret the stories of the American Revolution through maps. What role did Boston and New England play in the time period and how did geography impact the American Revolution? Did the map makers have their own motives.
Save time on Wednesday to experience archaeological object based learning from Joseph M. Bagley, city archaeologist of Boston. What lies beneath our feet may look like dirt yet Bagley explains it conceals a “fascinating hodgepodge of history.” Boston archaeological excavation finds by Bagley highlight Boston’s history and physical culture.
We encourage SAR members to take the opportunity to hear Dr. David E. Schrader introduce the publication of SAR Historical Summaries. These SAR Historical Summaries will soon be posted on the new Outreach Education web site. This is an opportunity to discover publication guidelines and how you can submit an article to the History Committee.
Within its first year, the SAR Council of Youth Awards has made a significant contribution towards increasing coordination between the programs, shared ideas, and disseminated information to enhance overall participation. Council Chairman Dr. Abraham Byrd III will share with members new avenues to promote SAR Youth Contests in their states.
Outreach Education expresses its appreciation to all Open House presenters and to SAR members across the country for engaging others in our nation’s history. See you in Boston!