The Dorchester Historical Society will host a program to mark the birthday of Edward Everett on Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U S. Senate.
Edward Everett, who was born in Dorchester, was elected to United States Senate and served from March 4, 1853 until June 1, 1854. Among his many achievements as a preeminent public man of the nineteenth century, Everett’s career included ten years in the House of Representatives, four years as governor of Massachusetts, an appointment as United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain from 1841-1845, and, briefly, Secretary of State.
The mission of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute is to educate the public about the important role of the Senate in our government and encourage participatory democracy and civil discourse. The Institute features a full-scale reproduction of the U.S. Senate Chamber and Senator Kennedy’s Washington office, as well as a series of dynamic exhibits, including People of the Senate, a display that features images and brief biographies of every person who has ever served as a United States Senator (nearly 2,000 people). Visitors to the Institute become “senators in training,” and enjoy a hands-on history lesson about the U.S. Senate through the use of interactive technology. The museum is suitable for children 10 and older, and adults of all ages.
DHS has arranged for an exclusive guided tour for its members and has secured a group rate of $8 (regular admission is $14). We will meet at the Institute at 1 p.m., where a special check-in area for DHS will be set up on the day of the program. You must arrive on time to participate in the guided tour.
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