The Revere Express

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Washing Day at the Revere House

By Alexandra Powell Woman Hanging out LaundryFrom the series of Six Studies of Men and Women (Zes studie-beeltjes, Naer ‘t leeven geteekend door J. Lauwers, en geëtst door J. De Frey)Johannes Pieter de Frey, Dutch, 1770 – 1834. After Jacobus Johannes Lauwers, Belgian,...

Boston Baked Beans: A Case Study in Culinary Tradition

By Alexandra Powell During one of the educational programs we offer here at the Revere House, “The Revere Children and the Siege of Boston,” we task students with preparing Paul Revere Jr.  for an extended stay home alone. It is the spring of 1775 and Paul Revere has...

“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...