- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: September 22, 2007
This is history from the foundation up! Discover the remarkable stories of two of America's most important buildings while witnessing their meticulous restoration.
- Two of Boston's most historically significant buildings get some much-needed TLC.
- Save Our History is a national education and funding initiative that supports preservation of local heritage.
- Host Steve Thomas (This Old House) is no stranger to historic renovations.
How many times have we thought, "If only these walls could talk?" Well, in this very special THE HISTORY CHANNEL® production, the walls - and the ceilings, foundations, floors, and everything else - really do speak. And the stories they reveal is central to our American experience.
Join host Steve Thomas (This Old House) as he follows the reconstruction of still more significant structures from our national heritage. Like his previous work with the colonial ship the Godspeed, Steve follows the step-by-step resurrection of two buildings in Boston, The Old State House, from 1713, and The African Meeting House, from 1806. Along the way, he shares the vital roles these edifices played in American history as crucibles for national and racial independence and meticulously tracks efforts to reverse hundreds of years of wear and tear.
As the most important public building in Colonial America, and as the nation's oldest black church, the Old State House and the African Meeting House hold particularly esteemed positions in our legacy. Yet history alone can't shore them up; the structures themselves need a helping hand. But thanks to modern technology, skilled craftspeople and Save Our History, they will endure for generations longer.
Discover the significance of these hallowed buildings and relive the effort to preserve them with this informative and enjoyable DVD of REVOLUTION IN BOSTON.