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July 2017

Colonial Basket Weaving

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Paul Revere House, 19 N Square
Boston, MA 02113
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Rather than in plastic bags or cardboard boxes, colonists stored cheese, chickens, and candles in specially designed baskets. Fred Lawson weaves and sells reproductions copied from period originals. Free with museum admission.

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The Tailor’s Craft

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Paul Revere House, 19 N Square
Boston, MA 02113
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Clothing historian Henry Cooke takes on the role of an early Boston tailor. Watch as he “takes the measure” of visitors, then sits cross-legged, fashioning waistcoats from luxurious fabrics and “slops” from coarse weaves. Free with museum admission.

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August 2017

Hammered Dulcimer

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Paul Revere House, 19 N Square
Boston, MA 02113
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Award-winning musician Dave Neiman plays jigs, reels, and Baroque and Renaissance tunes that Paul Revere and his family may have enjoyed. Free with museum admission.

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Colonial Leather Working

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Paul Revere House, 19 N Square
Boston, MA 02113
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Find out how colonial era leather workers fashioned scabbards, sword belts, and harnesses. Fred Lawson demonstrates and invites visitors to try their hands at punching holes and sewing leather. Free with museum admission.

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Tinsmithing Demonstration

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Paul Revere House, 19 N Square
Boston, MA 02113
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Who made the ubiquitous lanterns, sconces, and other tin wares of the 18th century? A tinker! Larry Leonard produces and sells examples of his craft while describing the techniques, tools, and materials used since the Reveres’ era. Free with museum admission.

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