The first public schools, the first battles for American independence, the first abolitionist newspaper, Massachusetts has always been a leader in the quest for equal rights and opportunities.
The Commonwealth Museum brings the story to life with state of the art interactive exhibits. Its dramatic “treasures gallery” holds the great historic documents that protect our liberties. Spend an hour or an afternoon and share our common heritage.
Own your own piece of American History. In partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Friends of the Commonwealth Museum is selling a beautiful portfolio trio of restrikes from the original copper plates of Paul Revere.
Images include the famous, Boston Massacre, The British Troops Landing in Boston Harbor, and A Soldier's Pay. Funds from the portfolios support the museum renovation project.
Climate controlled cases display the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, “John Adams” Massachusetts Constitution of 1780, and unique royal charters. The gallery also holds the copper plate used by Paul Revere to engrave his Boston Massacre image.