Brown Bag Lunch: The Tale of Two Bostons and the Rise of the Puritan Path

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Speaker: Wilfred Holton

St. Botolph's Church tower, Boston, EnglandThis summer, the much anticipated Puritan Path will be unveiled in the "other" Boston, that is, the U.K. town after which Boston, Massachusetts is named. Puritan men and women sailed from Boston in Lincolnshire in 1630 and founded the American city of the same name, formally dubbing it Boston on September 7th of that year. Twelve of the founders and their spiritual leader, John Cotton, are remembered with thirteen stones forming a path at St. Botolph's Church, whose 272-foot tower is affectionately referred to as "The Stump" (pictured).

Wilfred Holton, President of The Partnership of the Historic Bostons (based in Boston, MA) and Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Northeastern University, will tell the story of how the idea for the Puritan Path was conceived and developed over the past five years. The Partnership was instrumental in the progress of the Puritan Path, and Professor Holton will provide an insider's perspective on the project and on the festive opening ceremony taking place in July.

Join us to learn more about the Path, 700-year-old St. Botolph's Church, and their historic connection to Boston, MA!

Wednesday, August 21st
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Program begins promptly at noon.

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