By Bernard Trubowitz
“Listen my children, and you shall hear…” Longfellow spoke to generations of Americans with his poem. Every Sunday for 293 years, the reverend has climbed up the pulpit and delivered a sermon. Seven days a week, our educators deliver short lectures on April 18th, 1775, and the church’s wide-ranging history.
But what about you? Everyone has a voice and a story to tell, and with the return of the Sounding Board, you can share that voice with us and other visitors! Like its namesake, the sounding board serves to project your words, making your voice heard. Look for the distinctive, large blue board inside the church, and read the question it poses. Write your answer using the pens and note paper provided, and pin it on! We’ll ask a different question each month, related to a different object or aspect of the church’s history. Your answers won’t just be seen by other visitors inside the church; we’ll post some of our favorites responses right here on our website in our monthly Sound Off! If you cannot make the visit to Old North in person, please comment below with your response.
With the passing of the 4th of July, we saw record number of visitors from around the world who made the journey to spend the holiday with us, which makes us wonder: Why do you think this church has inspired Americans for so many generations? This is the new Sounding Board question this month; see if you can spot the board in its new location and leave us your answer! As usual, we will collect your replies at the end of the month and post them here online!
Read June’s Sound Off