The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) is proud to announce its upcoming exhibition, “The Dye is cast”: The Interest and Ideals That Motivated the Boston Tea Party, commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. The special show will delve into this pivotal event in American history through the perspectives of six Bostonians from diverse backgrounds and feature a remarkable collection of artifacts and documents from MHS’s collection.
By examining the tea crisis of 1773 through the eyes of six Bostonians, each with their unique experiences and circumstances, this exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the events that unfolded that fateful day. Featured individuals include Paul Revere, Joseph Warren, Phillis Wheatley, Prince Hall, John Rowe, and Thomas Hutchinson, whose stories give insight as to why the Boston Tea Party happened.
The exhibition will showcase historical artifacts, including the Tradesmen’s Protest against the Proceedings of the Merchants, November 3, 1773, and the Edes family punch bowl, as well as immediate reactions to the event, among others. These items provide tangible connections to the past and allow visitors to immerse themselves in the historical context of the Boston Tea Party.