The Paul Revere House

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09/15/2020
Global Warming and Global Cooling in Early Boston by Anya Zilberstein

The first of the “Climate Change in Boston: An Historical Perspective” 2020 Lowell Lecture Series presented by the Paul Revere House in partnership with Revolutionary Spaces and Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission, Prof. Zilberstein’s lecture will reveal why we should care that early Bostonians were at the center of vigorous debates about whether New England’s climate had radically changed since the start of the colonial period, and how this information allows us to weigh this history’s significance for the highly charged debates about actual climate change in the present.

Gosh! Everywhere we look there are more great sounding talks happening tonight! Obviously we hope you’ll watch the 1st o...
09/15/2020
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Gosh! Everywhere we look there are more great sounding talks happening tonight! Obviously we hope you’ll watch the 1st of our free live-streamed Lowell Lecture Series events at 6:30 pm. Professor Anya Zilberstein of Concordia University in Montreal will set the scene for our series by starting us off in the 17th century. You won’t want to miss your chance to submit questions during the livestream here on our FB page or on YouTube. BUT, don’t worry if you miss it because you *can* also watch later! Subscribe to our @YouTube channel now: https://bit.ly/3iyrl9v

The official YouTube channel of the Paul Revere House, the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution.

Looking for a new #StaySafeAtHome project? Want to share with kids how children learned in the past? Perfect for #homesc...
09/14/2020

Looking for a new #StaySafeAtHome project? Want to share with kids how children learned in the past? Perfect for #homeschooling & adult #crossstitch fans alike, today’s #MuseumShopMonday is the plan for recreating our 1819 Maria Revere Curtis sampler https://bit.ly/3mlhrKY

Want to know more about Advocacy via the written word in the 18th c? Adrienne Turnbull-Reilly uses Paul Revere’s letter ...
09/13/2020
‎Revere House Radio on Apple Podcasts

Want to know more about Advocacy via the written word in the 18th c? Adrienne Turnbull-Reilly uses Paul Revere’s letter on behalf of Deborah Sampson and Judith Sargent Murray’s publishes writings as examples on our latest #RevereHouseRadio! Be sure to check out the show notes on Apple Podcasts for more info: https://apple.co/2FuadDt

‎History · 2020

09/11/2020
Ryan & Avery Revere

Hey, Mint Mobile! We think Avery Revere is pretty GREAT* too! Proud to have her serve as our current Board President! *She's Paul Revere's 4th great granddaughter if you're wondering just HOW great :) https://bit.ly/2RjFpYt

Paul Revere's Great Great Great Great Granddaughter Avery Revere helps Ryan make a 'revolutionary' announcement. #MintMobile

Today’s #FlowerFriday view taken *right* before the sun came out is brought to you by our Comfrey plant blooming again h...
09/11/2020

Today’s #FlowerFriday view taken *right* before the sun came out is brought to you by our Comfrey plant blooming again here in early September!

The skies may look threatening but for now the weather is holding 🤞🏻 and we are open for tours until 4:00 pm!
09/10/2020

The skies may look threatening but for now the weather is holding 🤞🏻 and we are open for tours until 4:00 pm!

Calling teachers EVERYWHERE! Reservations are now open for our education programs for the 2020-21 school year! We are of...
09/09/2020
Explorable Places - Make your community your classroom

Calling teachers EVERYWHERE! Reservations are now open for our education programs for the 2020-21 school year! We are offering new virtual programming & have joined a growing community
@Explorable Places
where you can find out more & request a reservation: https://bit.ly/3bFGwLw

Find great common core aligned field trips for your class or family. Search for learning experiences near you by subject, grade and price!

Oops! The long #LaborDay weekend caught us unawares & we missed #MuseumShopMonday yesterday! In honor of all those start...
09/08/2020
Paul Revere In Primary Sources - Paul Revere House

Oops! The long #LaborDay weekend caught us unawares & we missed #MuseumShopMonday yesterday! In honor of all those starting #school this week we wanted to share our Primary Sources lessons for #teachers, they include images & transcriptions of PR documents bit.ly/2ZflKgM

$20.00 Bring colonial Boston, the Revolution, and the history of the early American republic to life for your students with this new curriculum packet! Beautiful facsimiles of nine primary sources related to Revere and ten transcriptions (one of the originals has been lost) are published here for th...

Want to be in the know about our upcoming events like our free live-streamed September lecture series? Sign up to get an...
09/07/2020
Stay In Touch - Paul Revere House

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Did you know folks in the 18th c. struggled with #MentalHealth challenges too? In our new #RevereExpress #blog museum in...
09/05/2020
"Not in His Right Mind”: Paul Revere and Mental Illness in the Early Republic - Paul Revere House

Did you know folks in the 18th c. struggled with #MentalHealth challenges too? In our new #RevereExpress #blog museum interpreter, Nina Rodwin explores the story of Paul Revere’s SIL, Thomas Earyes #MentalHealthMatters https://bit.ly/3lOmIud

“Not in His Right Mind”: Paul Revere and Mental Illness in the Early Republic Sep 5, 2020 | 0 comments “Not in His Right Mind”: Paul Revere and Mental Illness in the Early Republic By: Nina Rodwin Worcester State Hospital, 1905 ​In May 1788, Paul Revere’s 22-year-old daughter Frances mar...

Happy #FlowerFriday! While we don’t have any growing on our roofs we love the concept of Hens & Chicks or House Leeks as...
09/04/2020

Happy #FlowerFriday! While we don’t have any growing on our roofs we love the concept of Hens & Chicks or House Leeks as protective measures against storms, lightning, evil etc. https://bit.ly/3jNDzvf

09/03/2020
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Congratulations (again!) to all the folks who worked on the North Square project - it is a pleasure to see daily outside our front door, we're so glad it is also getting recognition from others! A and J Design City of Boston Boston Preservation Alliance #NorthEnd https://bit.ly/3lNnpUm

09/02/2020
Sneak Peak for our Sept Lecture Series

We’ve been practicing our live-streaming again - all in preparation for our upcoming September The Lowell Institute lecture series co-sponsored by Revolutionary Spaces & Boston Green Ribbon Commission, featuring speakers (like Anya Zilberstein & Andrew Robichaud) from Concordia University, Boston University, & Environment Boston https://bit.ly/34WuGLB

Are your kids going #BackToSchool this week? Does that mean they are learning at home? Today’s #MuseumShopMonday offers ...
08/31/2020
Revolutionary Recipes: Colonial Food, Lore, and More - Paul Revere House

Are your kids going #BackToSchool this week? Does that mean they are learning at home? Today’s #MuseumShopMonday offers a fun change of pace - all three cookbooks on our website offer active insight into colonial life. Link to order Revolutionary Recipes: https://bit.ly/3lwK72Z

$4.00 Cookbook author Patricia Mitchell provides this helpful booklet of Colonial era recipes, with fascinating descriptions of the history of various recipes, and some modern equivalencies to make your cooking and baking fun with an historic twist! 32 recipes total.

Happy #FlowerFriday from the courtyard of the Paul Revere House on a day when the sun has broken through the clouds & ou...
08/28/2020

Happy #FlowerFriday from the courtyard of the Paul Revere House on a day when the sun has broken through the clouds & our roses are still in bloom!

Wow! Love this clever “pouring lip” design. Wish we could know it’s intended use more definitively! Thanks for sharing, ...
08/27/2020

Wow! Love this clever “pouring lip” design. Wish we could know it’s intended use more definitively! Thanks for sharing, City of Boston Archaeology Program!

Look at this gorgeous bottle! Complete with a ‘pouring’ finish, this uncommon bottle feature was originally intended (and was most likely used) for the bulk sale of ink, but also could have been used on liquor bottles or pharmaceutical bottles. It was recovered during the 1983 archaeological excavation at the Paul Revere House. The “pouring lip” dates from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, so it is difficult to discern when this specific bottle is from. However, based on its provenience in a privy deposit and associated artifacts, it is likely from the late 19th century. It has been applied directly onto the bottle and tooled. Provenience: PRH.0043 #Boston #archaeology #NEHgrant #glass

08/27/2020
Paul Revere House moment of Zen

We offer a moment of zen captured on our site recently - our resident of the season (Straw)berry the Bunny munching away on our creeping thyme. https://bit.ly/3b2lMx2 Subscribe to our @YouTube channel for more quality content. 🐰

Watch (Straw)Berry the bunny eat thyme under the pear tree in the Paul Revere House garden.

While listening to this piece on WBUR 90.9 FM this morning about Newmarket, NH’s Wentworth Cheswill we were struck by th...
08/25/2020
In N.H. Town, Calls To Put Up Statue Of Black Revolutionary War Hero

While listening to this piece on WBUR 90.9 FM this morning about Newmarket, NH’s Wentworth Cheswill we were struck by the many connections he shared with Paul Revere - that spark of curiosity led us to do some more digging. We discovered that Cheswill (sometimes spelled Cheswell) and Revere were not only both involved in the response to Revere’s alarm regarding Fort William & Mary in Portsmouth Harbor, but also both served on their local Committees of Safety, served with their local militias in the American Revolution, both worked as Coroners, and both corresponded with Jeremy Belknap of Massachusetts Historical Society fame. (While it is true that Revere’s military service ended abruptly after the failed Penobscot expedition, we do want to clarify that he actually requested the court martial which eventually acquitted him of those charges!) In short, Wentworth Cheswill sounds like an amazing person - and someone who more people should know about (we want to know more about what he discovered as an archaeologist!) and we applaud the effort to put up a statue honoring him. If only Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had known about him, maybe he would have written an equally inspiring poem about Wentworth Cheswill! https://wbur.fm/2QmJrPh

If Newmarket councilor and restaurant owner Jon Kyper has his way, a statue honoring a great Black American and former town resident, Wentworth Cheswill, will soon be commissioned.

For back to school season our #MuseumShopMonday posts will focus on educational materials - starting with Ben Edwards' "...
08/24/2020

For back to school season our #MuseumShopMonday posts will focus on educational materials - starting with Ben Edwards' "One April in Boston" (book for middle grades) beautifully illustrated by Cortney Skinner #sschat #elachat #litchat #edchat https://bit.ly/32o00jw

08/24/2020
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Another wonderful sketch (this time featuring us!) from our talented neighbor, Sandro Carella!

New #RevereExpress #blog by our remote summer intern Rowan Wheeler offers a deep dive into Cotton Mather’s use of his en...
08/23/2020
Onesimus Mather and the Origins of Inoculation in Boston - Paul Revere House

New #RevereExpress #blog by our remote summer intern Rowan Wheeler offers a deep dive into Cotton Mather’s use of his enslaved person, Onesimus’ personal knowledge of #smallpox inoculation in order to advocate for the procedure in early 18th c #Boston https://bit.ly/31jGEwF

Though just a footnote in the blog - definitely worth noting that Cotton Mather grew up on the site of the current (c.1680) Paul Revere House when his father Increase served as minister at the church in North Sq. The parsonage in which they lived burned in 1676.

Onesimus Mather and the Origins of Inoculation in Boston Aug 22, 2020 | 0 comments Onesimus Mather and the Origins of Inoculation in BostonAug 22, 2020 By: Rowan Wheeler In 1721, Boston was in the middle of a mass exodus. That summer, hundreds of Bostonians fled to smaller villages and towns to esca...

In case you aren’t familiar with the legal case which ended slavery in Massachusetts. Love to see our local history (esp...
08/22/2020

In case you aren’t familiar with the legal case which ended slavery in Massachusetts. Love to see our local history (especially such an important story!) shared by the Museum of the American Revolution!

“Any time while I was a slave, if one minute’s freedom had been offered to me, and I had been told I must die at the end of that minute, I would have taken it – just to stand one minute on God’s earth a free woman – I would.”

On this day in 1781, Elizabeth Freeman won her freedom in court. Freeman, also known by the name Mumbet, sued her owner, Col. John Ashley, for her freedom in the case Brom and Bett vs. Ashley. Freeman based her argument on the 1780 Massachusetts Constitution on the grounds that if all people are born free and equal, so was she.

Freeman was awarded 30 shillings in damages. Ashley would appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court but would drop his appeal in October.

Love to see these late summer lavender blossoms, keeping our garden blooming far into the season & keeping the bees happ...
08/21/2020

Love to see these late summer lavender blossoms, keeping our garden blooming far into the season & keeping the bees happy too! Can you spot one mid flight in the second pic? #FlowerFriday

08/20/2020
The 110th Fisherman's Feast - Flight of the Angel (3/3)

Welp, it’s #TBT so here’s a fun video showing how the #FishermansFeast used to happen and how it was adapted this year! We love how our #NorthEnd neighbors are managing to keep traditions like the #FlightOfTheAngel alive during the pandemic: https://t.co/dBkCidkrfD

Thanks to The Boston Globe for highlighting this story on the weekend! https://t.co/f4Ofjg2yms

This is the highlight of the Feast for many people. All day on Sunday, members of the Fisherman's club and their families carry the statue of the Madonna in ...

This post slipped by us yesterday - just like this button must’ve slipped off its wearer’s coat at some point! 😢
08/19/2020

This post slipped by us yesterday - just like this button must’ve slipped off its wearer’s coat at some point! 😢

This copper military uniform button was recovered during an archaeological excavation of the Paul Revere House in 1983. It is inscribed “LA 1” with a surrounding star pattern, denoting the wearer’s participation in the Light Artillery, 1st regiment. The button dates to 1808-1821, and would have been fastened to a uniform using a shank. While the Revere house was owned by John Loring, a trader and tallow chandler, from 1803-1833, it appears he rented his property out and lived elsewhere, potentially making this button the possession of a renter or a visitor to the property. #Boston #archaeology #NEHgrant #PaulRevereHouse #buttons

‪Hey! It’s #MuseumMaskDay & our #PaulRevereHouse #MuseumMask (modeled here by three friendly staffers!) is available for...
08/19/2020

‪Hey! It’s #MuseumMaskDay & our #PaulRevereHouse #MuseumMask (modeled here by three friendly staffers!) is available for sale onsite in our pop-up shop & by phone order, mailed direct to you via #USPS - we’re here to help you #MaskUpMA! ‬

‪On the centennial of the ratification of the #19thAmendment granting many women the right to #vote we are thinking of P...
08/18/2020
Pauline Revere Thayer: A Descendant’s Role in Shaping Paul Revere’s Legacy - Paul Revere House

‪On the centennial of the ratification of the #19thAmendment granting many women the right to #vote we are thinking of Pauline Revere Thayer, great granddaughter of #PaulRevere who we suspect put her rights to use ASAP. Read more in this past #RevereExpress #blog post from April. https://bit.ly/2XvCCzS‬

Pauline Revere Thayer: A Descendant’s Role in Shaping Paul Revere’s Legacy Apr 13, 2020 | 0 comments Pauline Revere Thayer: A Descendant’s Role in Shaping Paul Revere’s LegacyApr 13, 2020 Pauline Revere Thayer Over the years, many women have played a role in shaping how we remember Paul Reve...

It’s #MuseumShopMonday again & this week we want you to know we’ve added lots of items to our online shop so you can sho...
08/17/2020

It’s #MuseumShopMonday again & this week we want you to know we’ve added lots of items to our online shop so you can shop safely from home! bit.ly/3hlHsWW One of our faves is this Colonial Dress #ColoringBook from Dover Publications

Hmmm... food for thought here! Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” certainly mentions the moon... hmmm... Any insight...
08/16/2020

Hmmm... food for thought here! Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” certainly mentions the moon... hmmm... Any insight you can offer, Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site? 😉

Have you ever noticed just how many of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poems reference the moon? Was it simply an easy metaphor or allusion from a poetic well he returned to often? In fact, a recently discovered diary, hidden for over 125 years at Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, has shined a new light on his lunar inspiration. It turns out Longfellow was a werewolf! It really becomes obvious when you think about it! #findyourpark #recreateresponsibly #WerewolvesOfCambridge

‪Flowers are winding down (but grapes are amping up!) in our garden beds here in mid-August but the Tansy feat. last wee...
08/14/2020

‪Flowers are winding down (but grapes are amping up!) in our garden beds here in mid-August but the Tansy feat. last week is still going strong & our Mint continues to flourish & attract all of the pollinators - making us all happy on #FlowerFriday! ‬

We want to thank the Freedom Trail Foundation for the generous preservation grant that allowed us to carry out these ess...
08/14/2020

We want to thank the Freedom Trail Foundation for the generous preservation grant that allowed us to carry out these essential masonry repairs to the #PaulRevereHouse foundation despite the budgetary challenges presented by #COVID19. This interior view of our (mostly) original fieldstone foundation shows the spot where the Revere House once had a bulkhead entrance from the street in #NorthSquare directly into the 17th c basement kitchen space.

‪This week’s #RevereHouseRadio #poscast episode (avail. now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, & iHeartRadio) is truly an homag...
08/13/2020
‎Revere House Radio: Paul Revere's Apprenticeships on Apple Podcasts

‪This week’s #RevereHouseRadio #poscast episode (avail. now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, & iHeartRadio) is truly an homage to #teachers while exploring the traditions of apprenticeship practiced by artisans like Revere. Adrienne really puts the history of apprenticeship in a modern context. We hope you’ll like it! https://apple.co/3kEah3D‬

‎Show Revere House Radio, Ep Paul Revere's Apprenticeships - Aug 12, 2020

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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.