Old North Church photography exhibit opening reception
The famous signal lanterns of April 18, 1775, displayed in the Old North Church steeple, activated a network of riders who rallied their neighbors and fellow patriots to action and ignited the American Revolution. In the exhibit "Rally Point: Bravery + Action," Old North, a national landmark visited by more than 200,000 people each year, seeks to investigate what that caliber of teamwork and courage looks like in the 21st century.
The bravery of those riders, who are largely uncelebrated today, demonstrates a defining pillar of the American spirit in times of trouble. Aligning with our 2019 programming themes of community and courage, this exhibition will examine how teamwork, collective action, and fellowship can promote active citizenship. Blending the historic with the contemporary, the exhibit will challenge visitors to make meaningful connections between their lives today and the lives of those who came before them.