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Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:00 PM
William Dawes, Jr., is known today only as the other rider who carried news of the British army's march to Lexington in April 1775. Like the more famous Paul Revere, Dawes was deeply involved in the Patriot movement for years both before and after that date. This talk reveals Dawes the militia organizer, the fashion icon, even the arms smuggler whose secret mission for the Patriots' Committee of Safety helped bring on the Revolutionary War. The speaker will be J. L. Bell, author of "The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War." This event is co-sponsored by the Roxbury Historical Society, the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry and the JP Historical Society.
  • 10 Putnam St, Roxbury, MA 02119
  • Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • web: www.jphs.org/events
  • cost: Free