The Jamaica Plain Historical Society recently added a new article to their archives, a wonderful lecture that took place here at the Loring-Greenough House. Learn about how the Boston Tea Party affected the Greenough family in 1773 with historian Peter Drummey, a Jamaica Plain resident and Librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society where the Greenough family papers are housed.
In 1773, brothers David and John Greenough found themselves embroiled in a bitter controversy, the boycott of tea imported by the East India Company that led to the Boston Tea Party. In December 1773, John Greenough, then a merchant, bought tea salvaged from the William, a ship that went ashore on Cape Cod. This placed him in direct conflict with his neighbors, his town, and his family in Boston where his father and brother were active in the movement to resist Royal authority.
You can both listen to lecture and read the text of the talk here at the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.
Gardner’s Regiment and Loring Greenough House August 2010 Gardner’s Regiment was the guest of the Loring-Greenough House in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The event gave Gardner’s the opportunity to meet with numerous local residents and discuss our Colonial and Revolutionary War history. For more information please go to www.Charlestownmilitia.org or www.Loring-Greenough.org
Take a peek at the event yourself in this album created by member, James Spriggs or on film posted by Edward Roche on You Tube:
A day of the 18th century in Jamaica Plain!
Experience the Revolutionary War with Gardner’s Regiment encamped on the grounds. See and learn about 18th century life in Boston, the Battle of Bunker Hill, soldiers and their equipment and much more! There will be a musket demonstration, drilling, a fiddler and tours of the 1760 House, an important site in the early days of the American Revolution.
This is a fun day you won’t want to miss!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
12 South St., Jamaica Plain (opposite the Monument)
For additional info: 617-983-5220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Last month the Bostonian Society graciously returned a group of five historic 1860-1890 photo albums depicting the Weld and Balch families of Jamaica Plain.
Tours of the Loring-Greenough House Scheduled tours of the Loring-Greenough House are on Sundays, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. Volunteer docents guide you through the historic house. Tours may be scheduled at other times by calling 617-524-3158. Suggested donation at time of tour: $5.00.