Milford residents reenact Boston Tea Party on 250th anniversary
Milford citizens marked the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party with a fitting tribute on Saturday.
Organized by Milford’s Sons and Daughters of Liberty, participants were taken back in time to Dec. 16, 1773. That’s when a group of colonists protested the Tea Act by dumping tons of British tea into Boston Harbor.
According to the Boston Tea Party Museum, the law gave the British a monopoly over the popular drink and hurt American business interests.
Now, 250 years later in Milford, organizers gathered at the historic Minuteman House and marched to the harbor – where they made their own symbolic stand against tyranny.
“Without the Tea Party, the Revolution would have been delayed by decades and decades,” said a Sam Adams reenactor. “Sam Adams was the spark.”
“We’re like living history and everybody should realize what it took to be free from England, not have to pay taxes to England, and develop our own country,” said a Mercy Otis Warren reenactor.
According to the Boston Tea Party Museum, the colonists dressed as Native Americans to identify as Americans, not British subjects.