Paul Revere’s Foundry and Mill: Entrepreneurship and Craftsmanship in the American Republic

May 4, 2020

Despite the Paul Revere House’s closure due to Covid-19, our staff continues to work hard behind the scenes in producing new content, maintaining the houses, and planning for when we can reopen our doors to the public. This hard work has included tremendous efforts from our two interns this spring, Alex Bice of Northeastern University and Laura Rockefeller from Emerson College. Alex is an M.A. candidate in Public History with a Digital Humanities certificate and Laura is also an M.F.A. Candidate, working towards a degree in Creative Writing.

Like all of us, their work and studies were upended with closures of key archives and the inability to access materials remotely that would have been central to their projects. With that said, they both have displayed great flexibility and adaptability in this new reality, and have pushed forth in their projects to great results. As the semester comes to a close, we would like to share Alex’s work with you today, and Laura’s work on Friday. The link to Alex’s project is below, and I think you will find it to be both informative and visually compelling. While it is abridged in the total content and complete mapping he was hoping to include, it is nonetheless a testament to his work in the face of adversity. Laura’s intensive research into two women’s lives during the British occupation of Boston will come on Friday in her work “Windows into Daily Life During the British Occupation of Boston.” I am sure that you will enjoy both projects- congratulations, Alex and Laura! – Robert

See Alex Bice’s project here.