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Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, MA 02215-3631)
Jayne K. Gordon (Project Director: March 2009 to August 2011)

BH-50327-09
Landmarks of American History and Culture
Education Programs

Totals:
$159,982 (approved)
$159,982 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2009 – 12/31/2010

At the Crossroads of Revolution: Lexington and Concord in 1775

Two one-week workshops for eighty school teachers on Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, and the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775.

The Massachusetts Historical Society, partnering with Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord and the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, seeks $159,982 to fund two Landmarks Workshops for Schoolteachers in 2010. At the Crossroads of Revolution: Lexington and Concord in 1775 would take place at historic locations in Lexington, Concord, and Boston, Massachusetts on the weeks of July 18-23 and August 1-6. In the spring of 1775, the towns of Lexington and Concord became targets, scenes, and symbols of actions which would ignite a war culminating in the birth of a new country. In those towns were people caught at the crossroads of Revolution. The Landmarks workshop proposed will immerse participants in the evocative 18th century landscapes of those towns, as well as the port city of Boston, to examine--with the help of leading scholars--the decisions and dilemmas involved in the events of 1775 and the subsequent interpretations and uses of those events.