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JL Bell to Speak at Boston Chapter Meeting

Special Meeting with our Board of Managers

The Boston Old Colony Chapter invites all members and those interested in membership to the society to a special state-wide meeting with our Board of Managers on Saturday, January 14th, at Maggiano’s Restaurant in Boston. This local gathering is an opportunity for you to better know the society and our work. It is also a way for us to share information, make decisions, coordinate and plan our activities together.

At 8:30am, we welcome you to a session of the Board in the Columbus-Florentine Room at Maggiano’s at 4 Columbus Avenue near the Park Plaza Hotel. Directions to the restaurant appear at here. (It is near the Arlington Street Station on the Green Line and Tufts Medical Center on the Orange line.) Validated parking is available in the lot above the restaurant for up to five hours for $12.00 per vehicle.

Following the meeting, at 10:30am, please join us at a reception and brunch for members and guests with the delicious food and superb service of the restaurant. A full listing of all options available may be found on their website.


Our speaker for the event is J. L. Bell, a well-known authority on the history of the American Revolution, will discuss “General Washington’s Very First Spies.”. John maintains the website Boston1775.net, which is updated daily with “history, analysis, and unabashed gossip about the start of the American Revolution in New England.” Much of his work has been published in magazines and journals. His work has been featured on the television show History Detectives and in the creation of a new display at Minute Man National Historical Park.

John has also spoken on the Revolution at Bunker Hill Museum, Old South Meeting House, the Paul Revere House, Boston’s Old State House, Washington’s Cambridge Headquarters, and at meetings of Organization of American Historians. He recently completed a book-length study of General George Washington during the siege of Boston for the National Park Service as well as a chapter on how Boston’s youth became politicized for Children in Colonial America.

Please confirm a reservation to the banquet by sending a $30.50 check payable to our Treasurer at the address below by January 10th or by ordering tickets on line. If you are a member of Boston Old Colony who has not yet paid their dues for 2012, kindly include an additional $15 with your payment as well.

We very much look forward to seeing you on January 14th!

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