By: Haley Arteaga
Sail Boston is an event that happens every few years where 13-15 countries come together and race tall ships around the world in the Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta and Boston is one of the official places where they port. Some of the countries that take part are USA, Canada, Spain, the Netherlands, Ecuador, and the United Kingdom.
On Sunday, June 18th, the curator of the Boston National Historical Park and I (Haley Arteaga) participated at one of the engagement tables. Our engagement table, in particular, was the cultural resources table. We had a Commandant’s House picture/caption matching game of different paintings and photos of the house throughout time for adults and kids to interact with and learn about the history of the house. We exhibited a Siena marble paneling section, which comes from the city of Siena in Tuscany, Italy, of the Rotunda’s wall inside the Bunker Hill Granite Lodge, and we also exhibited a scrapbook of old postcards (some written on and some not) of different historic sites in Boston that people around the world have visited throughout time. These two items, the marble and the scrapbook, along with the tall ships that sailed through the harbor, illustrate how different cultural influences can be carried around the world for everyone to see, enjoy, and embrace.
Below are a few pictures I took of the Sail Boston tall ships event and our engagement table from June 18th. 🙂