Of Colonial Printing

With the opening of the colonial print shop on April 15, visitors will have the opportunity to engage living historians working their printers trade in pre-revolutionary Boston. These same printers were at the vanguard of citizen angst over British governmental policies that Bostonians felt violated their rights as Englishmen.

Historians generally agree that the Boston Patriot press was a major factor in America’s rise to rebellion and independence. Sites along today‚Äôs Freedom Trail were witnesses to our revolution, and meeting places for Patriots and Loyalists. Perhaps our colonial print shop can again be a meeting place for visitors and groups where they can gather and hear the stories of regular citizens who came together in 1775 in defense of their rights and who created a nation.

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