Join the Roxbury Collaborative in celebrating Boston's role in freeing the American colonies from British Occupation. On the third Monday of April, begin your day with a buffet breakfast at the UU Urban Ministry/First Church in Roxbury at 8am. Historic speeches will follow and at 10am., you will be able to witness a re-enactment of William Dawes' horseback ride from Roxbury to Lexington and Concord.
The William I Brown Memorial Scholarship will be presented to high school students who have demonstrated civic engagement in the community, and a local resident will receive an Unsung Hero Award. The day's events end with a free one hour trolley tour of Roxbury. Those not wishing to take the tour can instead enjoy open house visits to the Dillaway-Thomas House, the Shirley-Eustis House, and Eliot Burial Ground.
Here are the events taken straight from the flyer:
Monday April 21, 2014
THE FIRST CHURCH IN ROXBURY, JOHN ELIOT SQUARE
10 Putnam Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
(Intersection of Roxbury, Dudley and Centre Streets)
EVENTS OF THE DAY INCLUDE:
(8:00 AM – 9:00 AM)
Free Buffet Breakfast and
Ralph F. Browne Jr. Unsung Heroes Awards
(9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Warren I. Brown Memorial Scholarship Presentations
William Dawes Ride Re-enactment by the National Lancers
Historic Recitations and Dawes Send-off
Trolley Tours led by Thomas Plant and State Representative Byron Rushing of Historic Sites in Roxbury
All Events Are Free
Other Historic Sites Open on this Date:
Eliot Burial Ground - Washington and Eustis Streets ~ Governor Shirley Mansion - 33 Shirley Street
Dillaway-Thomas House 183 Roxbury Street
Honoring the history and culture of the Roxbury community
Sponsors and Supporters of the Roxbury Collaborative Including:
National Lancers; 272nd Veterans Association; Anne Bancroft, UUUM; Ruth Brown, Cheryl Brown-Greene,David L. Ramsay/Patrick E. Toy VFW Ladies Auxiliary #8772; Marcia Butman, Roxbury Historical Society; Charles Clemons, Touch 106.1 FM; Elaine Corbin, Humanistic Guide Inc.; Janet Fillion, Boston Latin Academy; Discover Roxbury; Linda Evans, Rev. Roger Peltier, , Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry at the First Church Roxbury; State Representative Gloria L. Fox; Historic Boston Inc; Ret. Lt. Paul Hughes and the Madison Park High School JROTC; Paul Keough, Deputy Commissioner of the City of Boston Veterans Services; Lloyd King, Roxbury Action Program; Kathy Kottaridis, Historic Boston; Bill Kuttner, Shirley-Eustis House; Lisa Cooke, Antonio Menefee, DCR; Thomas Plant, Roxbury Highlands Historical Society; Representative Byron Rushing, Roxbury Historical Society; Cynthia J. Santos Fletcher, Daughters of the American Revolution; Jumaada Abdal-Khallaq Henry Smith, A Nubian Notion, Inc.; Joyce Stanley, Dudley Square Main Streets; Deborah Thomas, Colored Ladies Christian Relief Association; Ralph Walton, Unitarian Universalist Congregation at First Church Roxbury; Unitarian Universalist Society of West Newton; Benny White, The 54th Massachusetts Volunteers Militia Company A Re-enactors;
and other friends and supporters of the Roxbury Collaborative.