Today's Digital Mural


The Boston Massacre

On this day in 1770, British regulars killed five colonists as antagonism between the people of Boston and those trying to enforce the King's rule came to a head in what is known as the Boston Massacre. Today’s mural shows Paul Revere’s famous, if inaccurate, engraving of the event, and the marker remaining at the site today.

Local reenactment groups will stage the famous incident outside the Old State House at 7pm Saturday, March 7.

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Image credit:Library of Congress/Paul Revere

Funding for WGBH’s digital mural has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


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