1763 Peace of Paris Commemoration Project Partners

The Bostonian Society, 1763 exhibition host and project institutional host/fiscal agent
The Bostonian Society was established in 1881 to preserve colonial America’s most historic public building—the Old State House—and to illuminate the stories these halls tell of how Boston gave rise to our country’s most powerful founding ideas. Throughout 2013, the Bostonian Society invites America to join it in celebrating the 300th anniversary of this national treasure.

Boston National Historical Park, cooperating partner and interpretive advisor
Boston National Historical Park interprets the city’s Revolutionary history through direct operation of some historic sites—among them Dorchester Heights and Bunker Hill—and through partnerships with municipally- and privately-owned properties on the city’s “Freedom Trail,” including the Old State House. Headquartered in the Charlestown Navy Yard, the Park also tells the story of the U.S. Navy’s long history in Boston.

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, host, “War, Peace, and Empire: the 1763 Paris Treaty in Diplomatic-Historical Perspective” symposium (Sept. 21)
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (The Fletcher School)—the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States—has prepared the world’s leaders to tackle complex global challenges since 1933. The Fletcher School offers a collaborative, flexible and interdisciplinary approach to the study of international affairs, featuring a distinguished faculty and diverse student body representing more than half the world’s countries.

Fort Ligonier, Ligonier, PA, cooperating partner and program sponsor
Located in Western Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, Fort Ligonier is a full-scale reconstruction of a 1758 British post built to stage the recapture of the Forks of the Ohio (future site of Pittsburgh) from French and Native forces. The Fort’s “World Ablaze” museum exhibition tells the story of the global Seven Years War with a unique assemblage of artifacts from that conflict.

John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, cooperating partner, exhibition lender, and co-presenter, “1763 and the Americas” symposium (June 6-8)
An independently funded and administered institution for advanced research in history and the humanities, the John Carter Brown Library was founded in1846 and has been located at Brown University since 1901. The JCB houses one of the world’s outstanding collections of primary materials related to the European discovery, exploration, and settlement of the New World prior to 1825, including books, maps, newspapers, and other printed objects.

Massachusetts Historical Society, cooperating partner and 1763 exhibition lender
An independent research library founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society is the oldest historical institution in the United States. Spanning four centuries of American history, MHS collections are especially strong for the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods, particularly for Massachusetts.

McNeil Center for Early American Studies, cooperating partner and co-presenter, Royal Proclamation of 1763 roundtable (October 4)
Based at the University of Pennsylvania, the McNeil Center facilitates scholarly inquiry into the pre-1850 histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world through fellowships, conferences, and publications, with a special emphasis on the mid-Atlantic region.