What’s on deck: The Boston Tea Party’s 250th anniversary

Apply to join the new Boston Tea Party descendants program. 🍵

Boston Tea Party Museum on the Boston Harbor

Stop by the history museum on Congress Street to learn more about the mercantile protest.

Photo by @jphotowlrd

This December, Boston will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the historic protest at Griffin’s Wharf. You know, the one where revolutionary forces dumped 340 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor.

Now, there’s a push to uncover more connections to the Boston Tea Party with the launch of the Boston Tea Party Descendants Program.

Think you’ve got a link to one of America’s first patriots? Apply now to join the genealogical online portal of fellow descendants.

The initial application fee costs $400 to cover processing and vetting. Once approved by the American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society, members can join one of three tiers:

  • Lineage member — Descendants from Tea Party participants and groups like the Loyal Nine + Sons of Liberty.
  • Eyewitness to history — Descendants from inhabitants of Boston from 1773, or any eyewitnesses to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Co-conspirator — Open to researchers, educators, or members of the public.

Stay tuned for more details on this year’s par-tea.

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