Rocking the Cradle

Town Meeting

Rocking the Cradle - Anthony Burns Fugitive Slave Laws

In May of 1854 Federal Marshals arrested Anthony Burns under the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law. Immediately following Burns’ arrest, Bostonians gathered at Faneuil Hall to discuss whether they would abide by this federal law or appeal to a higher law of freedom and liberty for all. The eyes of the nation were firmly fixed upon Boston.

Join us at Old South Meeting House this summer and help Revolutionary Spaces and the National Parks of Boston recreate this historic meeting! Rocking the Cradle is free and open to the public for all ages. Doors open at 5:20pm and the program begins at 5:30 PM, running for approximately 30 minutes. Pre-registration is highly encouraged.


Thursday, August 1st
Thursday, August 29th

Doors Open: 5:20 PM
Town Hall Begins: 5:30 PM
Town Hall Concludes: 6:00 PM
Old South Meeting House
Admission: Free

Registration is not required but highly encouraged. By registering to attend this event, you will be added to Revolutionary Spaces’ email list. You are able to opt out at any time.

Free Registration