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Meet Harriet, Daughter of Paul Revere

The Paul Revere House

1:00, 1:45, 2:30 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.

“The Other Fourth of July: The American War of Independence in the Southern Caribbean”

The Commons, Sargent Hall, Suffolk University

Prof. Tessa Murphy, Associate Professor of History, Syracuse University Consider what the American Revolution meant to British colonial subjects in these lesser-studied parts of the Americas. Indigenous, enslaved, and free people seized the opportunity to ally with Great Britain’s chief rival, France, and many used this moment of disruption to seek freedom, sovereignty, or autonomy.

Paper Marbling

The Paul Revere House

1:00 - 3:00 See how colonial craftsmen created eye-catching marbled papers. Watch as R. P. Hale floats pigments in water, swirls the colors, then transfers the designs to paper. It may look like magic but Hale will explain the very real science behind this fascinating phenomenon.

“Slavery and Smallpox Inoculation”

The Commons, Sargent Hall, Suffolk University

Prof. Elise Mitchell, Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Princeton University The African Atlantic history of smallpox inoculation is a rich, yet oft-overlooked story. This lecture contextualizes the more familiar history of Onesimus and Cotton Mather in early eighteenth-century Boston within the broader history of Africans performing smallpox inoculations in West Africa, Jamaica, and Saint Domingue (Haiti) […]