One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers followed by several other groups seeking freedoms not found in England including those from Anglican, Baptist and Quaker theologies. Throughout its history, Boston has been a stronghold for religious and socially progressiveness movements. Boston was also the backdrop of several key events of the American Revolution including the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for progressive ideals, tolerance, education, and culture. In addition to Boston’s reputation as an advocate of progressive goals, the city is also known for initiating challenging and controversial civic projects.
through November 2017
Mark Reigelman. The Meeting House
curated by Lucas Cowan
The Rose Kennedy Greenway
Downtown Boston, MA