Here is an excerpt from Matt Woolbright‘s article, Boston Tea Party Museum and Old South Meeting House unveil rare tea chest artifact:
The chest, one of two remaining, was passed through a family after colonists retrieved it from the harbor the morning after the “party,” said Robin DeBlosi, director for marketing at the Old South Meeting House.
“Most artifacts from this treasonous event were buried in the mud so people wouldn’t keep them,” DeBlosi said, “which is what makes this so rare.”
The event is open to the public and many Boston officials are expected to attend. There will be a performance by a fife and drum corps and the chest will be marched from the Old South Meeting House to the museum’s replica Tea Party ship on the harbor. The museum, however, will not open to the public until June 26.
(The Boston Globe, June 13, 2012.)
The chest, one…