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Toss Tea Overboard for the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party in Chillicothe

Joe and Sheryl Forte, DAR member re-enactors, pose with the ship.

Chillicothe — As I reported earlier, the Boston Tea Party is in Chillicothe to celebrate its 250th anniversary this month.

And since it was a key event leading up to the American Revolution, the Ohio organization on “America 250” visited the ship and crates of tea in First Presbyterian Church. (Hear more from them in another story, coming up.)

The ship is a 14 foot plywood replica, and the boxes of tea are cardboard, but it is a fun and educational experience for children…as well as adults, who can can also toss the tea overboard.

Terressa Reep is the Regent of the Nathaniel Massie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who are offering 35- to 40-minute guided tours December 7-8 and 11-15. She and other volunteers explained the exhibit to representatives of “America 250 Ohio” Thursday.

First Presbyterian Church is on Mead Drive, off Belleview Avenue in Chillicothe.

It’s free, but you must make a reservation. Reep says adults as well a school groups are welcome. You can contact the DAR through their public Facebook page, or directly through Reep at [email protected] or 740 / 253-1067.

See and learn much more in the below videos, where the two representatives from America 250 Ohio visited the exhibit – and hear from them in a related story.

Joe Forte explains how he and Kregg Uhrig built the ship. Forte is also a re-enactor who is visiting Boston for the Tea Party re-enactment.
Joe and Sheryl Forte – DAR member re-enactors. This and the next should be available as promotional videos for “America 250 Ohio.”
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Raised in Ross County, Bearcat class of '87 at Paint Valley. Wrote a column on history and historic preservation for the Chillicothe Gazette right out of high school, then a bachelors in Journalism in the OU class of '91. After starting my one-man company "Intrepid Heritage Services" in Columbus in 1997 to offer historical research, tours, and talks, I retuned to Ross County in 2003. Have been working as a radio programmer and reporter at Clear Channel / iHeart Media Southern Ohio. Started working with the Scioto Post June 27th, 2023.