This exhibit encourages viewers to step into the role of historian as we research the lives of historical Black attendees at King's Chapel. Pulling from the pages of King's Chapel's 18th and 19th century registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials, the exhibit guide viewers through the process of examining primary sources from King's Chapel's archives and discuss how we work to uncover the stories of Black congregants whose names were hidden in the archives.
For centuries, Boston has been a hub for authors, poets, and other writers, many of whom had connections to King's Chapel. Some attended services as members or guests. Others have used the historic church--and its surrounding area--as inspiration for their written works. Co-curated by the Historic Site Educators, this online exhibit highlights some of the literature, poetry, and writings that are connected to King's Chapel. Learn about the historic church's literary connections to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Louisa May Alcott, and more!