Winter Lecture Series: Revolutionary Acts: Tea, Taxes and Tempests

January 22, 2017 - March 26, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Deerfield Community Center - 16 Memorial Street, Deerfield, MA 01342


In 1763, Massachusetts Bay celebrated the birthday of King George III with banquets and toasts, parades and fireworks. Ten years later, Massachusetts teetered on the brink of open rebellion as colonists denounced the British Parliament’s new taxes on imported goods. Join us as we commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Townshend Acts in a winter lecture series exploring the politics of tea, consumer culture, and resistance on the eve of the American Revolution.

All lectures begin at 2 p.m. at the Deerfield Community Center and are free and open to the public.

Sunday, January 22: "Colonial Opposition and the Road to Revolution, 1763-1775"
Presented by William M. Fowler, Distinguished Professor of History, Northeastern University


Sunday, February 26: 

"'Renounce the Baneful Herb:' Colonial Boycotts and the Invention of Liberty Tea"
Presented by Nancy Siegel, Professor of Art History, Towson University


Sunday, March 26: 

"'Earthen Ware, made in Boston:' Benjamin Leigh and John Allman’s Revolutionary Partnership"
Presented by Angelika Kuettner, Associate Curator of Ceramics, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation