I've been collecting photographs of the many, many weather vanes in the Nutfield area (Derry, Londonderry and Windham, New Hampshire). Some of these are very historic, and others are just whimsical and fun weather vanes, but all are interesting. Today's weather vane was photographed outside of New Hampshire, in Boston, Massachusetts. Have you seen this brand new one on top of a newly re-opened museum?
Do you know the location of weather #76?
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Today's weather vane was photographed on top of the newly renovated Boston Tea Party Museum. This museum complex has three reproduction ships, and a large facility dedicated to celebrating and discussing the events in Boston Harbor on 16 December 1773. There are live actors, a multi-media show and the chance to throw some tea into the harbor, as well as the chance to participate in a town hall debate on the issues facing the colonists in 1773. Which side would you take?
The weather vane is a teapot and four steaming cups of tea on each of the cardinal points. It was produced by West Coast Weathervanes in Santa Cruz, California. The new museum is located on the Congress Street Bridge, near the Boston Children's Museum. The old museum burned down more than a decade ago. See this link for a story and photograph of the fire: http://www.boston.com/news/globe/city_region/breaking_news/2007/08/boston_tea_part.html
Did your ancestor participate in the Boston Tea Party in 1773? To find out click here:
www.bostonteapartyship.com The Boston Tea Party Museum website
Click here to see how this teapot and teacups weathervane was produced!
Click here to see all 76 weathervanes in this series:
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