|PATH students and staff on the steps of the Massachusetts Archives|
Our visit to the Massachusetts State Archives at Columbia provided us the opportunity to view the etching of the Boston Massacre by Paul Revere as an interesting historical artifact. Fortunately, the students were shown the opposite side of the etching, which was Revere’s etching plate for Massachusetts currency. The currency plates are the reason the Massacre etching is stored at the Massachusetts State Archives. Recycling was present even in our nations formative years! Maxine Trost, Archivist and Curator, gave us an introduction to the Archives, and Michael Comeau, Reference supervisor, showed us some fantastic documents, including a copy of the Declaration of Independence, and the Revere engraving.
Our final stop in our investigation of the Boston Massacre was perhaps the best living authority on the subject:
Next stop:Judge Hiller Zobel >