The Warren Historical Society in Warren, Maine will host Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Research Coordinator Kristin Harris for a presentation about the Boston Tea Party and Boston Tea Party Participant Col. Benjamin Burton.
Kristin will not only discuss the details of the Boston Tea Party, but the process of researching the geneaological backgrounds of those involved and the challenges of creating a list of participants–many of whom swore an oath of secrecy.
Kristin Harris oversees the newly launched Boston Tea Party Descendants Program in partnership with American Ancestors/New England Historic Geneaological Society which launched in March of 2023.
This event takes place on:
Tuesday September 5th, 2023
Dr. Campbell House and Museum
225 Main Street
Warren, ME 04864
About the speaker:
Kristin Harris is the Research Coordinator for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and is responsible for overseeing both the Boston Tea Party Participant Marker Program, and the Boston Tea Party Descendants Program. Harris has been with the museum for almost 7 years, working as an interpreter, Lead Actor, and Research Coordinator throughout her time there. Kristin holds an M.A. in American Studies from UMass Boston, and a B.A. in American Studies/Early American History from Penn State Abington. Her primary area of research has involved the study of death and popular culture, and how mourning practices and belief in the supernatural have shaped society throughout American history.
Harris has been working in public history for over a decade, and has worked with many historic sites, arts programs, and tour companies in Salem, Massachusetts, and consulted for the Peabody Essex Museum as a community consultant on sharing the history of the Salem Witch Trials.
In addition to her work with the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Harris is also the consulting historian, and co-writer for an immersive theater company, Intramersive Media located in Salem which has been featured in the New York Times for their work in virtual game experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.