Boston at War

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Start Date: Apr 16 2010
Location: First Congregational Church



BOSTON AT WAR

A first-hand account of the Siege of Boston (1775-1776) through the correspondence of Abigail and John Adams

Friday April 16, 7:30 p. m.

at

The First Congregational Church of Essex, Main Street, Essex MA

Admission $15, students discounted

Patricia Bridgman & Thomas Macy appear as Abigail & John Adams

Boston was embroiled in war in the years of 1775 and 1776. But few people truly understand the dangers that local citizens had to endure. From Bunker Hill, to the taking of Dorchester Heights, to the evacuation of Boston by the King’s troops, Abigail saw it all, and kept a worried John in Philadelphia well informed. Learn firsthand about what REALLY happened to this ‘much injured town.’

With Patricia Bridgman and Thomas Macy, so many details of the personalities of Abigail and John come through in their writings to each other. John wrote that ‘no memorial will ever be built to me’, but we are able to know these two important eighteenth century characters as human beings, rather than see them as marble statues.

The performance will be followed by a period & chocolate dessert buffet.

Special thanks to Winfrey’s Fudge & Chocolates

For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 978-768-7541; or, visit www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org