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A New England Primer

The Literature, History, and Theology of Boston and Concord, Massachusetts
From Colonial Times until the American Civil War, Boston and Concord were the epicenters of American history, literature, and theology. Join our small group of travelers June 15-21, 2015 as we rediscover the importance of these two cities—one large, one small—and their connections to the Puritan founders, the Revolutionary War, and the Transcendentalists. Some of the planned activities include: walking the Freedom Trail with local historian Charlie Bahne; discovering Margaret Fuller’s and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s connections to Boston and Cambridge; enjoying an exclusive lecture by Dr. Robert Gross, a national authority on Concord, the Minutemen, and the Transcendentalists; and visiting such literary sites as Hawthorne’s The Old Manse, Emerson’s home, Alcott’s Orchard House, and Thoreau’s Walden Pond. Learn of the shifts in nineteenth-century Protestant theology as you visit Concord’s First Parish Church and Trinitarian Congregational Church, and travel to Fruitlands, the site of a nineteenth-century utopian society. We have also set aside plenty of time for you to explore Boston and Concord on your own, enjoy the cuisine, and simply relax in these historic locales. Sponsored by UW-Sheboygan.

Dates: June 15-21, 2015
Duration: Seven days, six nights, space is limited to 16 travelers
Fee estimate: $2,295*per person based on double occupancy
*subject to change in case of airfare increases beyond our control, or if flying into Boston from another location other than the departure city of Milwaukee.

Fee includes: round-trip airfare; lodging- 3 nights at the Colonial Inn, Concord, and 3 nights at the Hilton Boston Downtown/Fanueil Hall; ground transportation while in Massachusetts; tour admissions; expert tour guides & guest lecturers; grab-n-go daily breakfast while in Concord; and some delightful culinary experiences (three lunches and a dinner). Students can earn three (3) credits Independent Study, contact Teri Mattek for information.

For trip information contact: Teri Mattek, 920.459.6685 or

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