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The Old South Association is a non-profit 501 ( c ) 3 organization established in 1877 to preserve the Old South Meeting House for future generations.

The mission of the Old South Association is to preserve the Old South Meeting House and its history as inspiring symbols of free speech and democratic ideals; to sustain its tradition as an active community meeting place for the free exchange of ideas; and to be a place where people can connect with issues of the past and today through programs and exhibits.

Today, Old South Meeting House is a busy museum, treasured National Historic Landmark and an active center for civic dialogue and free expression in the heart of downtown Boston, committed to serving a broad local and international audience. Old South Meeting House embodies the American tradition of civic discussion with thought-provoking programs that bring together people from different walks of life with a wide range of viewpoints.