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CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS


WELCOME TO THE
CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS OF THE
ANCIENT AND HONORABLE
ARTILLERY COMPANY

This room is used by the present Captain Commanding of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts for meetings with his staff and greeting guests of the Company. It is the Headquarters of the Company.

This room is the original to Bulfinch's 1805 design of the building. The dome is internal, just below the cupola and grasshopper you see outside. Cove lighting around the walls was put in by Thomas A. Edison in the 1890s. It is the first such lighting in the United States. At one time there were several militia units stationed in Faneuil Hall. They all shared in the use of this room as a conference area. By 1895 the Ancients had the room for themselves.

The pictures on the walls in the room include the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (the Commander in Chief of all mlitary forces in the Commonwealth), the present Captain Commanding of the Ancients, President George Washington, and Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Major George Maynard of Waltham, Massachusetts.

The entrance to the room is via the Stairway of the Constitution.

VISITORS PLEASE NOTE!: Visitors to the museum are not to touch anything without express permission by the Curator.


MAJ George Maynard, CMH

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