Students answer “what freedom means to me” at Pierce House

Sep 12, 2017

What Freedom Means to Me, an exhibit created by fifth-grade classes from the Neighborhood House Charter School in the Dorchester section of Boston, was recently installed at Historic New England’s Pierce House (1683).

During the 2016-2017 school year, the classes explored the theme of freedom and its meaning at Pierce House as part of their Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Visual Arts curriculum. What Freedom Means to Me includes students’ self-portrait collages expressing their ideas about freedom, plus their engraved scenes of the Boston Massacre, which they depict from multiple perspectives: loyalists, patriots, and neutral spectators.

Pierce House, one of the last seventeenth-century houses still standing in Boston, is a popular field-trip destination for local schools, serving more than 1,500 students in 2016.

See What Freedom Means to Me when Pierce House is next open for tours: Saturday, November 4, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. You can also make an appointment by calling 617-288-6041 or emailing PierceEd@HistoricNewEngland.org.