Our Fall Paul Revere’s Boston events try to bring life in 18th century Boston into focus through living history demonstrations of all kinds. Our September Lecture series, sponsored by the Lowell Institute, approaches the same goal from a different angle, that of the modern archaeologist. The free lectures will be held at the Old South Meeting House on Tuesday nights in September. Our onsite Paul Revere’s Boston events on Saturdays are included with admission to the museum: adults $3.50 seniors and college students $3.00, children ages 5-17 $1. Members and North End residents are admitted free at all times. Through October 31 the Revere House is open daily 9:30-5:15. Beginning on November 1, the museum is open daily 9:30-4:15.
3 Colonial Herbalist, 1:00-3:00 Learn about the healing benefits of common and uncommon plants from a true expert. Judy Grillo portrays a colonial herbalist demonstrating techniques and wisdom passed on by generations of women who cared for their families with plants grown primarily in their kitchen gardens.
10 Colonial Weaving Demonstration, 1:00-3:00 Talented craftsman Fred Lawson demonstrates the art of creating cloth by hand and simple machines. Practice weaving on the small looms provided.
17 Printing Demonstration, 1:00-3:00 Did you know Paul Revere worked as an engraver? Using similar technology R. P. Hale produces copies of his own wood block image of the Revere House on a hand-cranked press. Prints (available for sale) are only made at the Revere House.
24 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? Joan Gatturna takes on the role of Paul Revere’s second wife. Enjoy her dramatic account of a woman's struggle to hold home and family together in a time of war, blockades, and shortages.