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July 2019

Glass Harmonica Concert

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Paul Revere House, 19 N Square
Boston, MA 02113
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Vera Meyer plays early American melodies on the intriguing instrument that Ben Franklin invented. The ethereal, haunting tones Meyer creates as she places her wet fingers on the rims of rotating glass bowls will mesmerize all who listen! Free with admission.

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August 2019

18th-Century Watercolor Artist

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Audrey Jones Childs will demonstrate 18th century watercolor painting using period appropriate watercolor paints and brushes.  Come watch her paint and learn how the brushes and paints were made.

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Colonial Herbalist

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Paul Revere House, 19 N Square
Boston, MA 02113
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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. Free with admission.

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The Art of Spinning

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Paul Revere House, 19 N Square
Boston, MA 02113
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The art of spinning is best learned by the young, and Zoe Lawson has been practicing the craft of spinning by drop spindle and on a wheel since childhood. She shares her techniques while in 18th century garb, accompanied by her fellow fiber artist and father, Fred Lawson. Free with admission.

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The Tailor’s Craft

August 24 @ 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 admission.

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