March 26 2018

Historian and Author J. L. Bell to Speak at Burlington Historical Society



A well-known local historian will be giving a talk in Burlington.


J. L. Bell, contemporary and prolific author of  American historical writings, will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, April 5th meeting of the Burlington Historical Society.


“Despite his jaw-dropping awesome credentials, I have heard, he is quite funny!” a notice from the society states.


Bell will be speaking about his new book, “The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War.”


Bell runs the website, dedicated to history, analysis, and unabashed gossip about the start of the American Revolution in New England. His other historical writing includes “Gen. George Washington's Home and Headquarters - Cambridge, Massachusetts,” a comprehensive study for the National Park Service, and contributions to Todd Andrlik's “Reporting the Revolutionary War,” James Marten's “Children in Colonial America,” and many journals and magazines. He has been elected a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, a Fellow of the American Antiquarian Society, and a Member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.  


This presentation will be in the main hall at Grandview Farm  on Center Street in Burlington. (Note the change in venue) Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event i open to the public and there is no admission charge. Refreshments, a short business meeting and a raffle close out the evening.


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