Fall brings an eclectic mix of presenters to the Revere House to share aspects of life in “Paul Revere’s Boston.” These Saturday afternoon events are free with admission to the museu.
7 Rachel Revere: A Revolutionary Woman, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30. Who held the Revere family together after Paul set off on his Midnight Ride? Professional storyteller Joan Gatturna takes on the role of Paul Revere’s second wife. Listen to her dramatic account of a woman's struggle to hold home and family together in a time of war, blockades, and shortages.
14 Masterwork Conservation,* 1:00-4:00 Melissa Carr demonstrates and describes the techniques she uses to conserve antique furniture for clients like the Paul Revere House. Examples will include a chair she repaired for our site.
28 Herbs in the Colonial Household, 1:00-3:00. Joanne Brown will share some of the uses for herbs grown by families like the Reveres. Find out how Rachel Revere treated illness, seasoned food, and kept away bugs, all with plants from her garden!
5 Little River Windsors,* 1:00-4:00. Fred & Priscilla Chellis will demonstrate the art of Windsor Chair making using period appropriate methods and tools. Enjoy a brief rest in one of their beautiful creations while you watch!