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Adventures Online: Revolutionary Boston

Join local experts broadcasting live from Boston to “walk” through the neighborhoods and the histories of this beloved American city during virtual field trips, lectures and more!
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Online Program

Adventures Online: Revolutionary Boston

Join local experts broadcasting live from Boston to “walk” through the neighborhoods and the histories of this beloved American city during virtual field trips, lectures and more!
Length
5 days
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499
Program No. 24223 RJ
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At a Glance

On a walk through the cobblestoned neighborhoods of Boston, Massachusetts, you’ll find American tales of Colonial and Revolutionary history around every corner. Join us online for a week of discovery as local Bostonian experts bring Boston to life right in your living room during interactive discussions, fascinating live lectures and virtual field trips to Boston’s most iconic historic sites. Learn about such famous patriots as Paul Revere, John Adams as well as the lesser-known histories of enslaved Black Bostonians and revolutionary women as we piece together a complete picture of this beloved American city.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the historic streets of Boston on virtual field trips to learn about the unique neighborhoods that make up the “City upon a Hill.”
  • Through engaging, live virtual lectures, learn about Boston history, from the city’s founding in 1630, to the Battle of Lexington and Concord and the shot heard around the world.
  • Hear the untold histories of Black Bostonians in the 17th century, and “meet” a re-enactor to learn about women’s roles in the Revolutionary War.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
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Charles Bahne
Charles Bahne is a Boston historian, excursion leader, and author of "The Complete Guide to Boston's Freedom Trail." He graduated from MIT with a major in urban studies and planning, focusing on urban history. He has worked in some of the city's historic sites and museums as a seasonal Park Ranger with Boston National Historical Park, and since 1997, has taught many Road Scholar programs about Boston and its role in the American Revolution.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Josh Luckens View biography
Josh Luckens is a native Bostonian who introduces visitors to the riches the region has to offer. He is an alumnus of Vassar College and holds a Master’s degree in theatre education from Emerson College. Josh served as a Fulbright fellow in Colombia and is speaks Spanish fluently. He designs exceptional educational experiences as an instructional designer at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He has led young adults on expeditions across the Americas, taught high school humanities, and worked as a writer, actor, and director.
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Jazz Dottin View biography
Jazz Dottin is a Massachusetts-based program and marketing professional with family roots in Cambridge, Boston, and the suburbs of Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management with a keen interest in sharing the culture of cities, people, unique places, and history. For more than 10 years, she has developed and operated itineraries and led groups. Jazz launched a YouTube Series in 2020 titled, “Black Gems Unearthed” to help people learn and understand the Commonwealth’s Black history.
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Judith Kalaora View biography
Judith Kalaora is an educator, an award-winning author, historian, and playwright. She graduated from Syracuse University magna cum laude and completed the Globe Education Program of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre of London. She is internationally acclaimed for her portrayals of Revolutionary War heroine Deborah Sampson, leading suffragist Lucy Stone, technological phenom Hedy Lamarr, and teacher in space Christa McAuliffe. She has redefined the purpose of theatre and immersive entertainment as a pop culture teaching tool, exposing audiences to points of view entirely different from their own.
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Laurieanne Wysocki View biography
Laurieanne Wysocki grew up on a farm in Western Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BA in French. It was during a fortuitous semester abroad in France that she first discovered the many joys of educational and cultural travel. Meeting up with Road Scholar was a perfect fit and for 20 years she has lead participants across the globe delighting in lifelong learning together. When she is home, you can find Laurieanne painting in her art studio, working in the garden, or researching the next adventure.
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Robert Allison View biography
Robert J. Allison, a professor of history at Suffolk University, chairs Revolution 250, a consortium of more than 60 historical organizations in New England planning commemorations of the American Revolution’s 250th anniversary. He is the President of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, a Life Trustee of the USS Constitution Museum, a Fellow of the American Antiquarian Society and the Massachusetts Historical Society, and an honorary member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati. Dr. Allison has written and edited numerous books.
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Charles Bahne View biography
Charles Bahne is a Boston historian, excursion leader, and author of "The Complete Guide to Boston's Freedom Trail." He graduated from MIT with a major in urban studies and planning, focusing on urban history. He has worked in some of the city's historic sites and museums as a seasonal Park Ranger with Boston National Historical Park, and since 1997, has taught many Road Scholar programs about Boston and its role in the American Revolution.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past
by Ray Raphael
Examines some legends of the American Revolution that have become “accepted fact” in our history books, and digs out the story of what really happened.
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763–1789
by Robert Middlekauff
From "The Oxford History of the United States" series, a good one-volume study of the Revolution from both a political and military perspective.
Paul Revere and the World He Lived In
by Esther Forbes
Although it was published 70 years ago, this outstanding book is still the best available overview of what happened in Boston in the 1760s and 1770s. Not just a biography of Paul Revere, it describes life and politics during this tumultuous period. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson
by Alfred F. Young
True story of a young woman who enlisted and served in the Continental Army.
The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation
by Nancy Rubin Stuart
The story of a remarkable woman sister of one leading patriot and wife of another who played a surprising role in shaping political thinking during the Revolution, then wrote an early history of those events.
1776
by David McCullough
The story of one momentous year, from the evacuation of Boston through the disastrous New York campaign. The illustrated edition includes reproductions of significant historical documents.
The Minutemen and their World
by Robert A. Gross
A fascinating study of the farmers and townsmen of Concord in the years before they gathered at North Bridge.
As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution
by Richard Archer
Describes events that led up to the Boston Massacre, and the Massacre itself.
The First American Revolution: Before Lexington and Concord
by Ray Raphael
Tells the little-known story of how residents of rural Massachusetts effectively overthrew the royal government, without force, seven months before the first shots were fired.
Lexington and Concord: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution
by Arthur Bernon Tourtellot
A detailed yet readable history of the events of April 19, 1775.
Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party & the Making of America
by Benjamin L. Carp
A good discussion of the issues and events that culminated in the destruction of the tea in 1773.
Paul Revere’s Ride
by David Hackett Fischer
A modern history of events that led up to the famous ride, and of the fighting that occurred later that day.
A New Age Now Begins: A People's History of the American Revolution
by Page Smith
The best detailed history of the American Revolution; part of the author's eight-volume history of the United States.
Decisive Day: The Battle for Bunker Hill
by Richard M. Ketchum
A readable narrative of the first major battle of the American Revolution.





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