The Revere Express

“Missing” Revere Letter Returns to the Paul Revere House

By Emily HolmesEditor’s Note: This Revere Express post is adapted from the Fall 2014 issue of The Revere House Gazette. It has been reformed for use as a companion piece to Monday’s post by Nina Rodwin. Shortly after the Siege of Boston began in the spring of 1775,...

“Git a pass”: Paul Revere and the Siege of Boston

By Nina Rodwin Historians have a clear picture of Paul Revere’s activities and whereabouts during the Midnight Ride, but there is much less information regarding his actions during the week after April 18, 1775. Letters from Revere’s wife, Rachel, suggest that Paul...

Remembering Paul Revere

Today, May 10th, is the anniversary of Paul Revere’s death in 1818. Revere was 83 when he passed from natural causes, closing out a life both “honorable and useful” according to his obituary in the Columbian Centinel. For the Paul Revere House staff, this is a strange...

Paul Revere and Freemasonry: A Lifelong Pursuit

In a speech made to fellow Freemasons in 1797, Paul Revere claimed that serving as Grand Master was the “greatest happiness” of his life. No one knows exactly what motivated Revere to become a Freemason, but he reaped considerable benefits from his membership, despite...

Italian Immigration to America and Boston’s North End

If you have ever visited Paul Revere’s North Square home, it is hard to imagine the surrounding North End neighborhood without its distinctive Italian flair. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many Italians were imagining a community for themselves in the...