On the night of April 18, 1775, two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church signaling the departure of British regulars “by sea,” and launching what would become the American Revolutionary War. Today, those two lanterns have come to represent patriotism and the American spirit.
Since 1875, Old North has commemorated the hanging of the lanterns with an evening of celebration and remembrance. This year, the Old North Foundation is delighted to welcome keynote speaker Danielle Allen, political theorist and professor at Harvard University.
The ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 15 at 8 p.m., with a sponsor reception at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at https://support.oldnorth.com/annual-lantern-ceremony or by calling 617-523-6676.