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New Museum Will Tell Story Of Boston Tea Party

Rendering of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (Courtesy)
Rendering of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (Courtesy)

Ground breaks Tuesday on a new museum that will tell the story of the Boston Tea Party in 1773.

Museum Director Shawn Ford said the Boston Tea Party ships and museum will include interactive exhibits and three tall ships being built by a master shipwright in Gloucester.

"When you come into the assembly area, the guests will get a ticket and they'll actually have the name of a participant. They actually take on a role of someone who was involved in the Tea Party," Ford said.

The $27 million museum is slated to open in June of 2012. But according to a review by the Boston Herald, the project's cost has tripled in the last five years.

This program aired on April 19, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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