On Saturday, January 27 & Sunday, January 28, 2007, Springfield Technical Community College and the Springfield Armory National Historic Site will host a two-day symposium on the 220th anniversary of Shays’s Rebellion.
Robert A. Gross, distinguished historian from the University of Connecticut, will give the keynote address. Theodore Crackel, editor–in-chief of The Papers of George Washington, will speak on early War Department Papers. A reception will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28.
This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Contact Professor John Gately at ShaysReb@stcc.edu or 413.755.4232 for a registration form.
Located on STCC’s campus, the Armory is central to Shays’s Rebellion. In January 1787, Daniel Shays led 2000 rebels to the Armory, attempting to capture its military stores in protest of heavy taxes following the Revolutionary War.
The Sheraton Springfield Hotel is offering a special rate for those attending. Call 1-800-426-9004 for reservations.
Professor John F. Gately or Dr. Arlene Rodriguez
Springfield Technical Community College
Springfield, Massachusetts 01102-9000
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