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Boston (Mass.). Tercentenary Committee


Historical note

The Boston Tercentenary Committee was reorganized at a meeting held for the purpose in the Old South Meeting House on January 30, 1930, by His Honor, James M. Curley, Mayor of Boston, who presided at the meeting. The basis of organization was the plan and personnel which had been agreed upon and started by Mayor Curley in approval of a recommendation from a committee of the Citizens' Public Celebrations Association in November, 1925. Municipal preparations were mostly dormant during four years of an intervening municipal administration; but another citizens' organization developed a comprehensive state-wide plan for the 300th anniversary celebration of Massachusetts Bay.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Boston Tercentenary Committee records

Identifier: 0200.002
Scope and Contents note This collection includes records relating to the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of Boston. Mayor James M. Curley served as the honorary chairman of the Boston Tercentenary Committee. Included in the collection is a time capsule that was created by the city government for the bicentennial celebration with instructions to be opened by the Mayor on September 17, 1930. The materials in the time capsule document the 200th anniversary celebration. Also included is a letter...
Dates: 1829-1830, 1928-1930 (bulk, 1930)

Tercentenary of the founding of Boston: an account of the celebration marking the three hundredth anniversary of the settlement of the site of the City of Boston, Massachusetts, 1930

 Item — Volume 6
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Collection of publications produced by the Mayor's Office and various offices within the Mayor's Office on many topics relating to Boston.

Dates: 1930

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