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Boston 200 records

Identifier: 0279.001


  • circa 1970-1978



200.0 Cubic feet

Historical note

The Mayor's Office of the Bicentennial established the Boston 200 Corporation, a non-profit agency, in 1972 to plan and conduct the celebration of the Bicentennial. Boston 200 ran from 1972 through 1976.

Boston 200 was organized by program areas. These program areas were Citygame, Festival American, Neighborhood and Community Programs, Environmental Improvements, and Visitor Services.

Citygame consisted of a series of exhibitions on life in Boston through three centruies and theamtic exhibits on aspects of city life. The theme of this program was "The City is the Exhibit.

Festival American consisted of commeorative events, re-enactments, parades, concerts, arts, crafts, and festivals.

Neighborhood and Community Programs explored and celebrated the histories of Bostn's neighborhoods and their residents. This program area consisted of neighborhood exhibits, booklets by residents, visible projects, and local preservation programs.

Visitor Services consisted of programs designed to help visitors navigate the city and the Bicentennial programs, and included information centers,
Boston 200 records

Repository Details

Part of the Boston City Archives Repository

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