Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Freedom Trail Foundation, Inc.

  • Boston, MA
  • http://www.thefreedomtrail.org

Mission Statement

In 1951, local journalist William Schofield helped to form the Freedom Trail Foundation in order to make Boston's historic resources more accessible to the City's residents and visitors. Originally, plywood signs directed visitors to the 16 sites along Boston's Freedom Trail. In 1958, the 2.5-mile Trail was marked by a red-painted line. Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1964, the mission of The Foundation is to celebrate the story of the American Revolution in Boston and to promote the Freedom Trail as the City's premier historic, cultural, and educational resource. The Freedom Trail Foundation works with partners such as the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, the National Park Service, and American Express to make the Trail accessible to residents of Boston and to visitors from around the globe.

ruling year

1970

Principal Officer

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Mrs. Mimi La Camera

Keywords

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walking trail, American Revolution, freedom, independence, historic sites

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EIN

04-2440031

 Number

6539092638

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Program 1

People and Places offer free educational experiences, which introduce Boston's public school children to the city's history. Through pre-visit activities and hands-on programs, students see the past through the eyes of people from all walks of life and visit places in which memorable events occurred. Field trips help teachers implement the new Boston Curriculum Frameworks, not only in social studies, but also in language arts. Since 1984, People and Places have provided programs for fourth and fifth grade classes from Boston schools. In 1998-99 People and Places opened participation to all elementary and middle school classes. People and Places programs are available free of charge to classes from Boston Public Schools. During the summer, People and Places offers a teacher workshothe National Park Service, the Museum of Afro-American History, and the 16 sites along the Freedom Trail.

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FREEDOM TRAIL FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Freedom Trail Foundation, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Mimi La Camera

Governance

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