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Boston Looks To Rebuild Tea Party Museum

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The Boston Tea Party is one of the most famous events in U.S. history, yet the only thing that marks the spot these days is a plaque.

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the city of Boston, and developer Historic Tours of America have teamed up to change that, announcing a financing deal that will rebuild the museum along with the three ships involved when colonists angry over British taxes dumped tea into Boston Harbor.

There was a museum in the Fort Point Channel at the sight of the 1773 Tea Party, but it burned down in 1991. Efforts to rebuild have stalled.

The new $25 million museum will be financed with an $18 million loan to Historic Tours from the convention authority, and $3 million from the city. It is expected to open in the spring of 2012.

This program aired on September 20, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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