Thursday, April 16, 2009

Clap School celebrates namesake's 400th birthday

The Roger Clap Elementary School in Dorchester recently marked the 400th birthday of the man after whom the school was named. Roger Clap was born in England on April 6,1609. He came to America in 1630, became a founding father of Dorchester, and served as second commander of the fort on Castle Island. Students learned about his life and legacy through a visit to his gravesite at King's Chapel Burial Ground, research at the Dorchester Historical Society, and an assembly to demonstrate their learning. Read about it in the Dorchester Reporter and South Boston Online.

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