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Boston Charter Day

Barry Cotton, President of the Winthrop Society. Mr. Cotton is a seventh generation descendant of John Cotton, the Puritan spiritual leader.John Winthrop: America's Forgotten Founding Father.'Professor Francis J. Bremer discusses the 1629 Charter of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay. Dr. Bremer is Professor of History at Millerville University of Pennsylvania and editor of the Winthrop papers for the Massachusetts Historical Society.

The Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum often participate in Boston’s Charter Day activities, commemorating the city’s founding in 1630. Check back for future events and lectures in honor of this event.