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Conversations With Matthew Wilding of Revolutionary Spaces: Massacre & Memory (5:30)

Monday, January 24, 2022, 5:30 PM
Virtual; Registrants will receive the Zoom link prior to event date.

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Beacon Hill Village PRESENTS "Conversations With Matthew Wilding of Revolutionary Spaces" Monday, JaNUAry 24 at 5:30 PM.

Matthew Wilding is the Director of Visitor Experience & Content Development at Revolutionary Spaces. In this position, he oversees the development and implementation of educational and general visitor experiences for audiences of all ages. Previous to arriving at Revolutionary Spaces, he served as Director of Visitor Experience & Program Development at the Edward Kennedy Institute for the US Senate. Matt studied history at Suffolk University and UMass-Boston and has also held director-level positions at the Freedom Trail Foundation, Cambridge Historical Tours, and Peabody Essex Museum.

At this iteration of BHV's "Conversations With.." speaker series, we invite you to join Matthew Wilding for Massacre & Memory, a virtual tour exploring the complicated history of the Boston Massacre. With visual 'stops' at the historic sites we care for and neighboring locations, we’ll look into the conversations and discourse that took place between a small community confined within just four square miles.

Massacre & Memory explores the surprisingly small geography of colonial Boston and its central civic buildings — the Old State House, the Old South Meeting House, and Faneuil Hall — to uncover the roots of the conflict that escalated into a deadly riot, leaving five dead and a city changed. Was the tragedy that night the unlikely consequence of unpredictable events or the inevitable eruption of a close-knit community under intense strain?


This virtual program is presented with support from Cambridge Trust as part of Beacon Hill Village’s Conversations With… series. Registration required online in advance here or by calling Beacon Hill Village at 617-723-9713. Registrants will receive the Zoom invitation information in advance of the program. Free and open to the public.