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31 January 2018
Title Time Duration Description
Program will be held at Shrewsbury Public Library 7:00 PM 1 hour(s), 30 minutes “The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War”

About the Presentation:
The Road to Concord explores a fresh dimension of the start of America’s War for Independence. At the heart of this history are four small brass cannon stolen from militia armories in Boston, smuggled out of town to the countryside, and finally located by royal spies in Concord. The Patriots and General Gage both had reasons to keep those guns out of their public reports on the start of the war, meaning this story has never been fully told before.

About the Presenter:
J. L. Bell is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. 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.