The Revere Express

Wait, Did You Say 16 Kids?

By: Rachel MeadVisitors to the Paul Revere House are often amazed to learn that Paul Revere had 16 children. No, that is not a typo. He married his first wife, Sarah Orne, on August 17, 1757 when he was 22 and she was 21. They started having children within a year....

Onesimus Mather and the Origins of Inoculation in Boston

By: Rowan Wheeler In 1721, Boston was in the middle of a mass exodus. That summer, hundreds of Bostonians fled to smaller villages and towns to escape the threat of smallpox. That year’s pandemic would wipe out 14% of Boston’s population. Meanwhile, minister Cotton...

A Street View of the Paul Revere House

By Patrick M LeeheyEditor’s Note: This article is written from the point of view of a visitor standing in the street looking at the Paul Revere House and its neighboring structures. It is meant to serve as a primer for exterior tours of North Square and as extra...

The Howards of Clark’s Square

By: Ruaidhrí Crofton ​Editor’s Note: This Express post is excerpted from our most recent Revere Gazette article. The article stands as the first of a two-part issue that takes a fresh look at Robert Howard’s life and his role in early colonial Boston society. Part two...