Events are funded in part through generous grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, the Lowell Institute, and the Revere Hotel.
Meet “the Express that went from hence…after the Destruction of the Tea”
December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us to mark the 250th anniversary of Paul Revere’s first documented “Ride!” Though best known for his Midnight Ride on April 18th, 1775, Paul Revere actually began his brief career “riding Express” as a courier for the patriot movement on December 17th, 1773, the day after the now infamous Boston Tea Party. If you are in town for the many Tea Party anniversary festivities, you will not want to miss hearing about what happened next from the famous messenger himself, as portrayed by Michael Lepage, during three performances in our Revere Room. Included with admission to the museum. Historian and author, James R. Fichter, visiting from his role as Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong, will also be signing his new book, Tea: Consumption, Politics, and Revolution, 1773-1776 in the second floor exhibit area.