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August 2018

Meet Harriet, Daughter of Paul Revere

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Paul Revere House, 19 N Square
Boston, MA 02113
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Diane Lent brings to life Harriet Revere, one of Paul Revere’s 16 children. Join her in reminiscing about her father’s dramatic life, the adventures of her many siblings, nieces, and nephews, and growing up in the historic North End. Performances at 1:00, 1:45 and 2:30; free with admission.

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Rendezvous with Rachel Revere

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Paul Revere House, 19 N Square
Boston, MA 02113
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It is May 2, 1775 and Rachel Revere has only heard from her beloved husband Paul once since his legendary midnight ride on the 18th of April. Still isolated from one another due to the Siege of Boston, Rachel desperately tries to create a plan which shall safely take her children: six step-children from Paul’s first marriage and a newborn baby of their own, from the reach of the British Regular Army in Boston. In this program, you will help…

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September 2018

A Certain Sloop Called the Liberty: Charles Townsend, John Hancock and the Boston Madeira Party

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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On June 10, 1768 the King's Commissioners of Customs seized John Hancock's sloop Liberty and its smuggled cargo of Madeira wine. Already agitated by the imposition of the hated Townshend Duties, Bostonians took to the streets. William Fowler Jr., Distinguished professor of History, Northeastern University, will describe how the Commissioners, fearing for their lives, fled to the safety of the Castle William, while John Adams argues his case in defense of Hancock and Liberty at the Old State House. Free…

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Paul Revere’s Sons of Liberty Bowl: An American Icon

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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American patriot Paul Revere is wrapped in the swirling mixture of myth and poetry through which history often descends, but as a craftsman he left behind more tangible traces as well. Gerald W.R. Ward, Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Emeritus, at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, will relate the story behind Revere's most iconic creation, the Sons of Liberty Bowl, crafted in 1768 to commemorate the "Glorious 92" legislators who bravely opposed King and Parliament's imposition of…

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Liberty Teas and Nervous Collectors: The Townshend Acts in Boston

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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From the emergence of "homegrown" industries in response to British taxes on imports, to harassment of officials by the Sons of Liberty, the Townshend Acts set the stage for tensions that would erupt in 1770 with the Boston Massacre. Learn how these new laws impacted 18th-century Bostonians' everyday life in an interactive, first-person presentation featuring costumed actors from the Boston Tea Party Ships & MuseumTM Free and open to the public. ASL interpretation is available with advance notice; assisted listening…

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