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The Bostonian Society e-newsletter
July 2012
In This Issue
Bostonian Society Welcomes New Board Members
Elected Officials Return to Historic Seat of Government
Thank You to our Generous Supporters
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This month on the question board in our Hands on History exhibit we asked visitors what they would show to their Revolutionary Characters, if they could. Check out some the awesome and creative answers we got! What would you show someone from the 18th century?



modern store
"I would show her [Ame Cummings] a modern store like Costco or Walmart since she was a shopkeeper"


"I would show Paul Revere what his work looks like now... OR my xbox"



Bostonian Society Welcomes new Board Members


At its June meeting, the Society 's Board of Directors elected two new 

members: Webster Bank's Ray Hoefling and British Consul General Phil Budden. They join Wellesley College professor Martha McNamara, who was elected to the Board in March. "We are grateful for our new members' enthusiasm for our work of preserving the Old State House and recounting the important stories of what happened here for the benefit of the public," said President Brian LeMay. "Their commitment to our vision of transforming this place to one of nationally-recognized significance clearly demonstrates their appreciation of this irreplaceable historic asset." Thank you and welcome to Ray, Phil, and Martha!



Ray Hoefling
Martha McNamara
Phil Budden

Elected Officials Return to Historic Seat of Government

Representatives Walsh and Howitt, proudly wearing a Revolutionary Character in our historic tower.


The Society recently welcomed three Representatives from the Massachusetts State House: Sean Garballey, Steven Howitt, and Chris Walsh. Also present were staff from the offices of Representatives Matthew Beaton, Geoff Diehl, and Paul Adams. Our President Brian LeMay led a tour of the building, including a trip to the historic tower, and outlined the celebrations taking place next year for the building's 300th anniversary. 

Thank You to our Generous Supporters


The Bostonian Society is pleased to acknowledge recent support from several sources: The Fireplace Restaurant in Brookline joined as a corporate member; the Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust gave $17,000 towards much needed environmental improvements in the Old State House; and the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund gave $75,000 in support of our west fa´┐Żade restoration project. As the Society readies for the 300th next year, these gifts will help us to achieve our goal of becoming a 'must-see' visitor experience in Boston. 


Thank you!