Established in 1881, the nonprofit Bostonian Society is the primary steward and caretaker of the Old State House and its collection of Revolutionary American artifacts and records. The Old State House was built in 1713 as the seat of Royal government in provincial Massachusetts and helped define the place of the North American colonies in Britain’s eighteenth-century empire. The Society has preserved and maintained this national historic treasure and interpreted for the public the important stories contained herein.
The Bostonian Society contacted The Field Organization to assist on the programming for the 300th Anniversary of the Old State House in 2013. The Old State House has always been a tourist destination but the 300th birthday provided an opportunity to bring Bostonians, new and old, inside this irreplaceable landmark and form closer relationships with them. Over a nine-month period, TFO worked with the Society on engaging with various nearby communities and stakeholders around possible ongoing programs and projects.