All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

American Artifacts: Granary Burying Ground (Part 2)

Granary Burying Ground

Granary Burying Ground

Boston
Sunday, December 16, 2012

Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the country. Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston was established in the year 1660 and is the city’s third oldest cemetery. American History TV looked at the oldest graves in the site, as well as the tomb of the judge in the Salem Witch Trials. We also learned about the images engraved on headstones in the 350-year old cemetery. Our guide for the tour - Kelly Thomas of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative.

Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012 at 1:27am (ET)

Related Events

American Artifacts: Granary Burying Ground (Part 1)
Sunday, October 28, 2012     

Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston was established in the year 1660 and is the city’s third oldest cemetery. It’s also the burial site of several notable American Revolutionaries, including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams. American History TV visited the cemetery with Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative.

American Artifacts: Congressional Cemetery (Part 1)
Saturday, December 24, 2011     

Located 18 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, Washington’s Congressional Cemetery is the final resting place for dozens of members of Congress, as well as numerous military and government officials and other prominent Americans. American History TV toured the grounds with Congressional Cemetery program director Rebecca Roberts.

American Artifacts: Congressional Cemetery Tour (Part 2)
Sunday, October 16, 2011     

Located just 18 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, Washington’s DC’s Congressional Cemetery is final resting place of dozens of members of Congress and other prominent Americans. American History TV toured the grounds with Congressional Cemetery program director Rebecca Roberts, as she showed us the graves of some of the unsung heroes buried in the cemetery, as well as a few of her personal favorites.

Lectures in History: British Debt & Stamp Act of 1765
Saturday, December 8, 2012     

University of Missouri history professor John Bullion discusses the debt incurred by the British government in fighting the Seven Years' War in the 1750s and 60s, and efforts to recoup some of that cost by taxing the American colonies - leading to the Stamp Act of 1765.  That law required that some printed material in the colonies such as legal documents be on paper produced in England and have a revenue stamp.

Lectures in History: Colonial Resistance Movement
Saturday, September 15, 2012     

History professor John Thomas Scott discusses the American colonial resistance movement that evolved into the American Revolution. Professor Scott examines the growing tensions between Britain and the American colonies in late 1760s and early 1770s, as Britain attempted to retain control of the colonies. This class took place at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

Women in Colonial America
Saturday, July 7, 2012     

Cornell University History Professor Mary Beth Norton discusses prominent women in colonial America. She argues that there were many elite and influential women, but that they are often ignored by historians and the general public. Professor Norton also discusses the Salem witch trials of 1692 and her book on the subject, “In the Devil’s Snare.” This interview took place at the Organization of American Historians annual meeting in Milwaukee.  

Reproduction in Colonial America
Saturday, December 31, 2011     

While Colonial American women were unable to own property, they were able to exert influence over family affairs.  Women in this era began to redefine the role of “motherhood,” particularly on the issue of family planning.  Temple University professor Susan Klepp spoke about this “different” type of revolution at Fraunces Tavern in New York.

White House Correspondents' Association
Sunday     

We hear from journalists and historians about the evolution of the White House Correspondents’ Association, which is marking its centennial. The organization was founded in 1914 after President Woodrow Wilson threatened to limit the access of White House reporters. The panel also discusses how social media has affected coverage of the president.

Recorded History of the U.S. Congress
Sunday     

2014 marks the 225th anniversary of the first meeting of the U.S. Congress at Federal Hall in New York City. As part of the annual meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government, past and present House and Senate historians came together to discuss the state of congressional history. They explored current projects to retrieve old records from individual members of Congress as well as the many differences between the first Congress and Congress today. 

American Artifacts: Making & Breaking Secret Codes
Sunday     

American History TV visits the National Cryptologic Museum - located on the campus of the National Security Agency, just north of Washington, DC - to learn about the making and breaking of secret codes, and their role in U.S. history. This two-part program includes a look at the breaking of the German “Enigma” code and the Japanese diplomatic and naval codes in World War II. 

Share This Event Via Social Media

Related Resources

Photo Gallery

C-SPAN on Facebook (late 2012)
Questions? Comments? Email us at AmericanHistoryTV@c-span.org