September 5-6, 2019 • Fenway Park • Boston, MA
Opening Reception: The Old State House
Morrissey Goodale’s A/E CEO Event at Fenway Park kicks off the evening of September 5th with a cocktail reception at one of the nation’s most historically significant buildings, Boston’s Old State House.
Build in 1713, The Old State House is the oldest public building in the original 13 colonies and served as the seat of the British goverment in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the first Massachusetts State House, and Boston’s City Hall. Just outside its doors the Boston Massacre took place, and within its walls, the opposition to British rule was organized by patriots such as John Adams, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams. And on July 18, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed from the east side balcony to jubilant crowds.
During our cocktail reception, you will enjoy exclusive access to both floors of the Old State House. The numerous historic artifacts on display include tea from the Boston Tea Party, the inaugural coat worn by John Hancock who famously signed the Declaration of Independence, and so much more!
- The first game at Fenway Park was played on April 20, 1912, a few days after the Titanic sank.
- Fenway Park is the oldest and smallest ballpark in all of Major League baseball—and the seats in the grandstand are original!
- The venerable 37-foot tall “Green Monster” wasn’t built until 1934, replacing “Duffy’s Cliff”—and it was blue at first, not green.
- The Boston Red Sox, and Fenway Park as their home, own the longest sell-out streak in all of major pro sports at 820 games.
- Osborn Engineering of Ohio, one of Morrissey Goodale’s clients, helped design repairs to Fenway Park after a fire in 1934.
- Fenway Park has hosted many events, including professional football games for the Boston Redskins and the Boston Patriots, concerts, soccer and hockey games, and political and religious campaigns.
- On March 7, 2012, less than a month after its 100-year anniversary, Fenway Park was added to the National Register of Historic Places.