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The First Three Generations of Puritan Boston: A New Walking Tour

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Park Street MBTA Station

Boston Common

Boston, MA 02108

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Discover what daily life was like in Boston from 1636 to 1686, as the first generations of English settlers – and the natives they encountered – shaped their surroundings. On this brand new walking tour from the Partnership of Historic Bostons, we’ll step into the lives of the "Praying Indians" of the Massachusett and Nipmuc tribes, an extraordinarily pious currency-maker and his Pine Tree Shillings, and the first Black female homeowner in Boston. As we explore the old streets on foot, we’ll learn about some of the pressing issues that had 17th-century Bostonians talking, from the founding of the Third Church to smallpox and the right to baptism. We’ll even hear about an angry benefactor making trouble from beyond the grave! Join us to hear a long-forgotten period come to life, complete with the surprisingly diverse number of personalities adding color to the times.

An RSVP is required for this walking tour, as space is extremely limited.


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Every fall, in honor of the naming of Boston, the Partnership of Historic Bostons hosts a series of free events exploring an intriguing aspect of Puritan life. This year’s theme is From Theology to Commerce: the First Three Generations of 17th-century Boston.

To see a list of the entire series of FREE events, please visit http://historicbostons.eventbrite.com


Image: America's most famous colonial coin, the pine tree shilling


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