Friday, June 03, 2016

Dorchester Heights Cannon Unveiling & Dedication

The South Boston Historical Society invites you to attend the National Parks of Boston's unveiling and dedication of a replica of the cannon brought to Dorchester Heights from Fort Ticonderoga during the 1776 Siege of Boston.

11 AM

The event commemorates the 240th Anniversary of George Washington's First Victory and the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. The covert seizure of artillery from the British fort at Ticonderoga and the placement of those arms atop Dorchester Heights in March of 1776 led to ousting the British from Boston, where Redcoat troops had been stationed since 1768.

The Waltham American Legion Band, the Lexington Minute Men, and local veterans and dignitaries will be on hand. There will be family activities and an archaeology simulation at this free event. Dorchester Heights is located in South Boston, directly behind South Boston High. Street parking is available on Thomas Park.

On Monday, June 6, D Day, join the South Boston Historical Society at 6:30 pm in the St. Augustine Chapel for a special conversation with South Boston veterans. Ed Hamilton, a World War 2 US Navy veteran, will be our featured guest, along with other men and women from our community who have served.  This promises to be a special event, and an opportunity to spend time inside one of Boston's most historic buildings, the oldest Catholic church in Massachusetts. 

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