The Revere Express

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Paul Revere’s Midnight Rides

By Evan O'Connor One of the questions visitors often ask at the Paul Revere House is how much of the Midnight Ride is fact versus fiction, and how we can be certain about the Ride’s specific details. It is a good question since in American history, particularly around...

An Introduction to Education in Early Massachusetts

By Edward S. GaultEnglish Puritans settled the town of Boston in 1630 on the Shawmut Peninsula, the traditional and historic land lived on and used by the Massachusett people. The Puritans established their community and civil government with lofty ambitions....

“The Cabbage Vendor” – an Unexpected Surprise

By: Edith StebleckiIt’s not every day that someone contacts the Paul Revere Memorial Association and offers to donate a framed painting showing two of our historic homes- the Revere and Pierce/Hichborn Houses. Needless to say, we were surprised and delighted when this...

Traditions of the Season: Rachel Revere’s Kitchen

By: Emily Holmes Welcome to Rachel Revere’s “modern” kitchen! The kitchen space in this 1680 home was originally down in the basement level. When Paul Revere bought this property in 1770 his wife Sarah and their daughters likely cooked down there in the basement...

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....