Friends of the EB Library present a Zoom lecture: The Battle of Chelsea Creek with Robert Allison



Update: A recording of the event is available on the East Boston Branch Library’s Facebook page.

Did you know that on May 27, 1775, British Marines and American militia troops fought in what is today’s East Boston?

Find out more about the Battle of Chelsea Creek–it began with an attempt to drive off the island’s livestock, and ended with the capture of a British schooner. Join for this fascinating look at the Battle of Chelsea Creek presented by local resident, Robert J. Allison.

Battle of Noodles Island and Chelsea Creek
East Boston History

Robert J. Allison is a professor of history at Suffolk University, and the chair of Revolution 250, a consortium of 70 organizations in New England planning commemorations of the American Revolution’s 250th anniversaries ( He hosts its popular weekly podcast on the Revolution ( He is the author of several books on Boston history and on the American Revolution, and created two programs for The Teaching Company’s Great Courses, on Life in Colonial America, and on Benjamin Franklin.

He makes his home in East Boston.

Registration is required. This event will be held online April 12, 2021 at 7 p.m. through Zoom. Email to register. A link will be emailed to those registered by 3pm on the afternoon of the event. Please contact if you don’t receive the link.

Sponsored by the Friends of the East Boston Branch Library