The Paul Revere House

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We love this compilation by Massachusetts Historical Society of historic images of sites on Freedom Trail Foundation - s...
05/16/2021
Take an Armchair Vacation to the Freedom Trail! | Beehive

We love this compilation by Massachusetts Historical Society of historic images of sites on Freedom Trail Foundation - spoiler alert so you won’t be disappointed - we aren’t included, but enjoyed seeing friends like Old North Church & Historic Site & Revolutionary Spaces! Thx to Revolution250 for sharing last week! https://bit.ly/2RTu0T0

Take an Armchair Vacation to the Freedom Trail! May 10, 2021 By Heather Rockwood, Communications Associate This past year, as we’ve been staying at home, the archives of historical societies have been delved for content for what is called “armchair vacations,” or travelling digitally. One of t...

Is your garden full of medicinal plants like Mrs Revere’s would’ve been? Seeing blooms on our beautiful comfrey makes us...
05/14/2021

Is your garden full of medicinal plants like Mrs Revere’s would’ve been? Seeing blooms on our beautiful comfrey makes us smile for #FlowerFriday! This handy website has transcribed 17th c English botanist, Nicholas Culpeper’s description of the herb : http://bit.ly/3opxlFy

As we observe #PreservationMonth we’re looking forward to the virtual event we are co-sponsoring w/fellow members of the...
05/13/2021

As we observe #PreservationMonth we’re looking forward to the virtual event we are co-sponsoring w/fellow members of the Historic House Museum Alliance of Downtown Boston (including Historic New England, William Hickling Prescott House, Nichols House Museum, & @The Gibson House Museum) featuring the Boston Preservation Alliance’s Alison Frazee https://bit.ly/3v7eX6g

Join us on May 27th at 6:00 EDT to hear from Alison on the topic of “The Evolution of Preservation: From Elitism to Equity” - we hope to see you then!

As we observe #PreservationMonth we’re looking forward to the virtual event we are co-sponsoring w/fellow members of the Historic House Museum Alliance of Downtown Boston (including Historic New England, William Hickling Prescott House, Nichols House Museum, & @The Gibson House Museum) featuring the Boston Preservation Alliance’s Alison Frazee https://bit.ly/3v7eX6g

Join us on May 27th at 6:00 EDT to hear from Alison on the topic of “The Evolution of Preservation: From Elitism to Equity” - we hope to see you then!

On today’s #WalksOnWednesday stroll down Fleet Street, we noted considerable construction in progress & reflected on how...
05/12/2021

On today’s #WalksOnWednesday stroll down Fleet Street, we noted considerable construction in progress & reflected on how the street still functions as it has since the 18th c., with commercial businesses & restaurants on the ground floors & housing above - only the styles evolve!

We loved Joe Bagley Idigboston’s book talk last night - it gave us lots to ponder about the #NorthEnd & #PreservationMonth & #Landmarks in general. If you missed it (or simply want to learn about more of Boston’s Oldest Buildings!) check out this list of future talks: http://bit.ly/3bmHgq0 compiled by City of Boston Archaeology Program!

In honor of the anniversary of Paul Revere’s death #OTD in 1818, we offer the classic @A&E @Biography of the famous revo...
05/11/2021
Paul Revere: The Midnight Rider A&E Biography DVD - Paul Revere House

In honor of the anniversary of Paul Revere’s death #OTD in 1818, we offer the classic @A&E @Biography of the famous revolutionary silversmith turned industrialist for #MuseumShopMonday http://bit.ly/3o5ab6W

$24.95 This riveting 1995 Arts and Entertainment biography highlights Patrick Leehey, our very own Research Director, as he helps describe Revere's life as a craftsman, family man, revolutionary and industrialist. This excellent DVD is great education and entertainment for adults and older children....

Today we remember & honor the life of Paul Revere - on the 203rd anniversary of his death on May 10, 1818. This year the...
05/10/2021

Today we remember & honor the life of Paul Revere - on the 203rd anniversary of his death on May 10, 1818. This year the flowers placed at his grave in the Granary Burying Ground included lilacs raised from plants descended from those originally grown on his Canton property.

Last year on the anniversary of #PaulRevere’s death we published a #RevereExpress #blog post on the subject - ICYMI - we’re reposting it here: https://bit.ly/2WH7lYK

Hey! If you did not receive our email this morning sharing our upcoming May #PreservationMonth events - you should sign ...
05/10/2021
Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them: Author Talk with Boston City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley

Hey! If you did not receive our email this morning sharing our upcoming May #PreservationMonth events - you should sign up today to receive future messages: https://bit.ly/3i0j9yH

AND you should register today for the Joe Bagley Idigboston
#BookTalk "Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them" which we are co-sponsoring with Historic New England &
@Loring-Greenough House TOMORROW night (5/11) at 6:00 PM EDT https://bit.ly/3vO0BZR

AND don't forget the following event coming up on May 27th at 6:00 PM EDT with Alison Frazee of the Boston Preservation Alliance "The Evolution of Preservation: From Elitism to Equity" co-sponsored by all of our friends in the Historic House Alliance of Downtown Boston https://bit.ly/3v7eX6g

May 11, 2021

#FlowerFriday appreciation post for our well loved, but little seen c. 1711 Pierce/Hichborn House courtyard Solomon Seal...
05/07/2021

#FlowerFriday appreciation post for our well loved, but little seen c. 1711 Pierce/Hichborn House courtyard Solomon Seal blooms - this is their time to shine! At 310 years young, this brick early Eng. Rennaisance home is the 2nd oldest structure in the original part of Boston!

Don’t forget to register for City Archaeologist Joe Bagley’s talk on “Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them” next Tuesday the 11th at 6:00 pm EDT - of course the Hichborn House is in the book! https://bit.ly/3vO0BZR Historic New England Loring-Greenough House City of Boston Archaeology Program

Thanks to our friends & neighbors at North Bennet Street School for including us in this fascinating blog post about the...
05/06/2021
Boston's Rich Carpentry Heritage

Thanks to our friends & neighbors at North Bennet Street School for including us in this fascinating blog post about the power of #PreservationCarpentry - very appropriate for #PreservationMonth! Historic Boston Inc. - HBI https://bit.ly/33n7zYA

Boston boasts an exceptionally rich carpentry heritage. Preservation carpenters are dedicated to keeping the work of those early craftspeople alive.

Back in March we visited the “Eastern” side of Hanover Street for a #WalksOnWednesday post about Christopher Seider’s de...
05/05/2021

Back in March we visited the “Eastern” side of Hanover Street for a #WalksOnWednesday post about Christopher Seider’s death. Here’s the view looking in a more Westerly direction on the same section from the Parmenter-Richmond intersection heading North towards St Stephens.

Wow! Anyone else getting a strong 1970s aesthetic vibe from these 17th-18th century manganese-mottled wares? We never ge...
05/05/2021

Wow! Anyone else getting a strong 1970s aesthetic vibe from these 17th-18th century manganese-mottled wares?

We never get tired of seeing the comparisons between shards found on our site and the reconstructed or complete forms showing what they would have looked like whole!

More Revere connections between Paul Revere and Cyrus Dallin!
05/04/2021

More Revere connections between Paul Revere and Cyrus Dallin!

Happy first #MuseumShopMonday of May! What better way to celebrate #PreservationMonth than with your own guide to #Bosto...
05/03/2021
The Complete Guide to Boston's Freedom Trail - Paul Revere House

Happy first #MuseumShopMonday of May! What better way to celebrate #PreservationMonth than with your own guide to #Boston’s #FreedomTrail? Learn about the preserved history of our fascinating city while walking the streets or from the comfort of your home! https://bit.ly/3pVYH6k

$8.00 By Charles Bahne. This step-by-step guide to the Freedom Trail includes historical facts and trivia, detailed maps, information on art and architecture, a wheelchair access guide, and facts about Boston's famous sites.

We can’t wait! Catch City of Boston Archaeology Program launching Joe Bagley’s new book just about any night of the week...
05/03/2021
Archaeology publications

We can’t wait! Catch City of Boston Archaeology Program launching Joe Bagley’s new book just about any night of the week this month!

Our books are available in bookstores, online, and through the Boston Public Library. Find your local bookstore To schedule a book or author event, contact us at [email protected]

Today was an especially beautiful & apt day to visit the Paul Revere House! On May 1, 1907 the Paul Revere Memorial Asso...
05/01/2021

Today was an especially beautiful & apt day to visit the Paul Revere House! On May 1, 1907 the Paul Revere Memorial Association took possession of the home prior to restoring it & opening it as a museum in April 1908. https://bit.ly/31wb0ey

Today was an especially beautiful & apt day to visit the Paul Revere House! On May 1, 1907 the Paul Revere Memorial Association took possession of the home prior to restoring it & opening it as a museum in April 1908. https://bit.ly/31wb0ey

What?! These aren’t *actually* blooms? Could have fooled us! We think our Concord Grape leaves waiting to unfurl make th...
04/30/2021

What?! These aren’t *actually* blooms? Could have fooled us! We think our Concord Grape leaves waiting to unfurl make the perfect late April #FlowerFriday!

Someone went for a #WalksOnWednesday stroll today, but it wasn’t one of us! This season’s Resident Rabbit (s/he hasn’t e...
04/29/2021

Someone went for a #WalksOnWednesday stroll today, but it wasn’t one of us! This season’s Resident Rabbit (s/he hasn’t established enough of an identity to be named yet) certainly did draw the eye of some families visiting #Boston from NH for #AprilVacation though...

Someone went for a #WalksOnWednesday stroll today, but it wasn’t one of us! This season’s Resident Rabbit (s/he hasn’t established enough of an identity to be named yet) certainly did draw the eye of some families visiting #Boston from NH for #AprilVacation though...

We look forward to using this award from Mass Humanities to upgrade key elements of our website to more accessible forma...
04/29/2021

We look forward to using this award from Mass Humanities to upgrade key elements of our website to more accessible formats later this spring! We appreciate their support along with the ongoing efforts of the Mass Cultural Council’s UP program to create a more acccessible cultural community here in the Commonwealth.

Congratulations to the Greater Boston organizations who have received our Digital Capacity grants. The grants support museums, historical societies and other cultural organizations in reaching their audiences digitally. ANIKAYA Boston Center for the Arts Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center - BCNC Boston Women's Heritage Trail Convergence Ensemble DEAFinitely, Inc. Guerilla Opera Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Old North Church & Historic Site The Paul Revere House The Photographic Preservation Center Somerville Museum The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston Theatre Espresso Union Of Minority Neighborhoods Made possible by: Mass Cultural Council Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Campaign to Re-elect Pat Jehlen Erika Uyterhoeven for State Representative State Rep. Mike Connolly Senator Joe Boncore State Representative Aaron Michlewitz Representative Stephen F. Lynch Nick Collins Dan Hunt for State Representative Russell E. Holmes Jake Auchincloss Cynthia Stone Creem for State Senate Will Brownsberger State Senator Sal DiDomenico State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz Representative Liz Malia Ed Markey Elizabeth Warren

Anticipating Joe Bagley (of City of Boston Archaeology Program)’s upcoming talk (May 11th!) about the oldest surviving b...
04/27/2021
Geological History of Massachusetts

Anticipating Joe Bagley (of City of Boston Archaeology Program)’s upcoming talk (May 11th!) about the oldest surviving buildings in #Boston we’ve been reflecting on the land they rest upon, who walked here before, and how the earth itself was shaped & reshaped eons ago -from History of Massachusetts Blog: https://bit.ly/3uFs2DF

Approximately 2.5 billion years ago, the continent of North America was a part of an ancient supercontinent called Columbia. Much of North America eventually broke off of Columbia and became a smaller continent called Laurentia.

Super excited for this. A. We’re in it (twice!) and B. We’re co-sponsoring one of Joe’s talks with @Historic New England...
04/26/2021

Super excited for this. A. We’re in it (twice!) and B. We’re co-sponsoring one of Joe’s talks with @Historic New England & @Loring Greenough House on May 11th: bit.ly/3vO0BZR Congrats City of Boston Archaeology Program team!

Our next book, Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where To Find Them, is out! We will be officially launching the book and Preservation Month via zoom on the evening of May 3 through the Boston Landmarks Commission. All of the author proceeds of the book go to the public outreach efforts of the Landmarks Commission.

Link to May 3 launch: https://www.boston.gov/calendar/preservation-month-kickoff-bostons-oldest-buildings-and-where-find-them-book-talk

If you can't make the Monday evening event, we have over a DOZEN public book events scheduled with many incredible partners in May, June, and beyond. Each presentation will include a different set of buildings. Hope to see you at one of them!

Link goes to our May events where you can sign up for events and more information about how to purchase the book:
https://www.boston.gov/departments/archaeology/archaeology-publications

Now that we are moving further from the #PatriotsDay festivities we’re thinking “Beyond Midnight” about the other aspect...
04/26/2021
Description · Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere

Now that we are moving further from the #PatriotsDay festivities we’re thinking “Beyond Midnight” about the other aspects of Paul Revere’s life for #MuseumShopMonday – featuring the catalogue for the fabuslous 2019-20 American Antiquarian Society traveling exhibit https://bit.ly/2GB8Y5Z

In case you missed the exhibit yourself (or would like to revisit it!) the American Antiquarian Society has a wonderful virtual exhibit up on their website available for your perusal – it is sure to further your understanding of #PaulRevere “Beyond Midnight”! https://bit.ly/3boGoBq

Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere seeks to develop the story of the American silversmith and patriot as a versatile maker of prints and objects while also maintaining sight of his ambitions as a patriot. The story of Revere as a maker has been somewhat eclipsed by the popular image of him as a...

In late April our thoughts always turn towards Paul & Rachel Revere’s secret correspondence during the start of the Sieg...
04/24/2021
“Missing” Revere Letter Returns to the Paul Revere House - Paul Revere House

In late April our thoughts always turn towards Paul & Rachel Revere’s secret correspondence during the start of the Siege of Boston, as they covertly communicated & developed a plan in the days following the #MidnightRide & the battles in Lexington & Concord.

This #RevereExpress #blog post from May 2020 describes the “Missing Revere Letter” that our museum acquired from a descendant and which is an integral piece in that secretive series of communications between a husband & wife separated by war. https://bit.ly/3edMseX

“Missing” Revere Letter Returns to the Paul Revere House May 22, 2020 | 0 comments “Missing” Revere Letter Returns to the Paul Revere HouseMay 22, 2020 By Emily Holmes Editor’s Note: This Revere Express post is adapted from the Fall 2014 issue of The Revere House Gazette. It has been refor...

What a gorgeous day to be celebrating #FlowerFriday! And it looks like we are not the only ones relishing the coming of ...
04/23/2021

What a gorgeous day to be celebrating #FlowerFriday!

And it looks like we are not the only ones relishing the coming of Spring... I spy a #NorthEnd resident nestled into the Vinca! 🌱🐇🌸

Thanks again to Robert for the 📸 gems.

Our annual Lowell Lecture series (generously sponsored by the The Lowell Institute) held last fall explored the intersec...
04/22/2021
Panel Discussion: "Where We Are, and Where Do We Go from Here?"

Our annual Lowell Lecture series (generously sponsored by the The Lowell Institute) held last fall explored the intersection of history and climate change, particularly in New England – in case you missed the videos we are sharing them today in the thread below for #EarthDay2021 #ClimateChange #ClimateHistory

Professor Anya Zilberstein of Concordia University in Montreal presented on “Global Warming & Global Cooling in Early Boston” https://bit.ly/2ZXObjV

Professor Andrew Robichaud of Boston University shared his recent research (currently a book in progress) on Boston’s 19th century Ice Harvesting Industry via “Frozen Over: Boston’s Nineteenth Century Ice Age” https://bit.ly/2Hl9WU1

Our third and final lecture took the form of a panel discussion “Where we are, and Where do we Go From Here?” between our Executive Director, Nina Zannieri, Zoe Davis of Environment Boston, & Amy Longsworth of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission https://bit.ly/3mZzrut

The third and final lecture in "Climate Change in Boston: An Historical Perspective" 2020 Lowell Lecture Series presented by the Paul Revere House in partner...

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Today is the 245th anniversary of Paul Revere's famous ride. But don't take it from me, here is straight from the horse's mouth.
We should visit this house next time we are in Boston together, please...
I visited about three weeks ago.have very mixed feelings do to employee talking to loud almost to the point of screaming About her opinion and not sugar coating. The best experience about being there was watching the young women make chocolate. i would by pass by the dinning room ahead for the kitchen very educational.
We welcome visitors Memorial Day Weekend. Come learn about Paul Revere's entrepreneurial spirit.
We invite our friends from the Paul Revere House to visit us on guided tours during Memorial Day Weekend. Come and learn more about Paul Revere - America's Entrepreneur.