Here are some items that were mentioned during the 25 July 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with historian Nathaniel Sheidley discussing the 300th Anniversary of the Old State House in Boston.
The podcast of the interview is now available.
You can learn more about the Old State House at its website.
The Old State House was the site of some of the most significant events leading up to the American Revolution. A Boston Historical survey declared the site the most significant public building in America. You can learn more about the history of the Old State House online and view a timeline of its history.
The Bostonian Society, the owner of the Old State House in Boston, donated two copies of The Boston Massacre by Robert Allison and two mouse pads with historic maps of Boston which were provided as giveaways during the live show to listeners in New York and Tennessee. A big thank you to the Bostonian Society for their generosity.
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The most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring historian Nathaniel Sheidley giving a tour of the Old State House in Boston to celebrate its 300th anniversary is now available as a podcast.
The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes.
THURSDAY, 28 July 2013
This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Nathaniel Sheidley, the historian of the Old State House in Boston, Massachusetts.
This year the Old State House in Boston is celebrating its 300th anniversary. In celebration of this occasion Marian Pierre-Louis, host of Fieldstone Commons takes a tour on-site at the Old State House to learn about the significant contributions made to United States history, particularly around the time of the American Revolution. Marian is hosted on the tour by Old State House Historian, Nathaniel Sheidley. Join us for an up close look at American history.
Dr. Nathaniel Sheidley is the senior Historian and Director of Public History at the Bostonian Society. Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Sheidley attended Stanford University as an undergraduate and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University. Prior to joining the Bostonian Society, Dr. Sheidley was a member of the faculty at Wellesley College, where he taught American History for ten years. Dr. Sheidley has written and taught courses about a wide range of subjects, including Native American history, gender history, and the history of the American Revolution. Most recently, Dr. Sheidley authored the entry on the American Revolution for the 2011 edition of The World Book Encyclopedia. He is currently finishing a plate on the American Revolution in Boston for The Atlas of Boston History.
Be sure to mark your calendar. We’ll be giving away some great books during the live broadcasts of Fieldstone Common.
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