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Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park Calendar
Sunday, August 21 • 11:00am - 3:00pm
Boston Light Day

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Visit Georges Island and celebrate the 300th anniversary of America’s first light station.

Enjoy history tours, stories of the harbor by local historian Edward Rowe Snow, kids’ activities, demonstrations from Hull Lifesaving Museum, and even a visit from the Flying Santa. Experience Fort Warren as it was in the 1860's with Vintage Baseball, period dancing, and children's Civil War Lawn Games.

Full Schedule:
11:00a-3:00p: Vintage Baseball
11:15a: Opening Ceremony
11:45a: Flying Santa arrives via helicopter
12:00p: Cake cutting
12:15p: Shanty performances with Three Sheets to the Wind, Rowing boat demonstrations with Hull Lifesaving Museum
12:15p-3:00p: Children's Civil War Games
1:00p: Tour of Fort Warren by Dolly Snow Bicknell, daughter of Edward Rowe Snow
1:00p-3:00p: Learn to Dance in the Style of the 1860's with the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers
2:15p: DCR "Lady in Black" Narration
Recurring: DCR Fort Tours


Ongoing 12:15p-3:00p in the Edward Rowe Snow Shade Pavillion:
  • BOSTON LIGHT: Learn more about the country's oldest light station and meet the current lighthouse keeper.
  • EDWARD ROWE SNOW:  Although Edward Rowe Snow was a teacher, historian, and author, he is best known as "Flying Santa", helping to deliver presents via airplane to lighthouse keepers and their families along the coast of New England.  Hear stories about his life and meet his daughter, Dolly Snow Bicknell.
  • FRIENDS OF THE BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS: Learn more about the history of the Boston Harbor Islands.
  • GRAVES LIGHT: Build lighthouse models and learn about Boston Harbor's other lighthouse with the keepers of Graves Light.
  • HULL LIFESAVING MUSEUM: Join the Hull Lifesaving Museum for a children's craft activity.


Sunday August 21, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Georges Island Boston Harbor

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