Robert Allison and Julia Mize

Evacuation Day and Dorchester Heights

The British evacuation of Boston on March 17, 1776 was the first American victory in the War for Independence. It is commemorated both by the annual Evacuation Day holiday, and by a monument on Dorchester Heights. This year, the National Park Service will begin a $25 million restoration of the 1902 Monument and the grounds surrounding it, and will bring it back in time for the 250th anniversary of the Revolution. Find out more about Evacuation Day and the Monument in this discussion with historian Robert Allison and Boston National Historical Park Ranger Julia Mize.

[Recorded August 13, 2022.]

Robert J. Allison chairs Revolution 250, and is President of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and a Professor of History at Suffolk University. His books include short histories of the American Revolution and the Boston Tea Party.

Julia Mize is a ranger at Boston National Historical Park.

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