On Monday, June 3, over 1,000 Boston schoolchildren gathered on Boston Common for the 10th Annual Making History on the Common, the most interactive field trip in Boston! This unique, immersive experience brings the rich history of Boston Common to life, turning America’s oldest public park into an outdoor classroom.

Boston Public Schools students from across the city in grades 3-5 experienced the storied history and culture of Boston on a beautiful, sunny day. “It is great to see kids experiencing our rich history in tangible ways,” says Friends Executive Director Elizabeth Vizza. “Making History on the Common works because it’s simple yet profound.” Students enjoyed activities like contra dancing, a protest station, a colonial pillory, the history and dance of the Wampanoag tribe, and training with the Shaw MA 54th Regiment.

WATCH: Students Bring History Alive On Boston Common

Making History on the Common is free for schools in the City of Boston but participation must be pre-arranged. In order to attend, your school should contact Karin Turer at events@friendsofthepublicgarden.org.

This program is supported in part by grants from The Colonial Society of Massachusetts and The Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Mass Cultural Council, and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.