Paul Revere House Fall Events

September 20, 2018
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September 22, Tinsmithing Demonstration 1:00-3:00 Who made the ubiquitous lanterns, sconces, and other tin wares of the 18th century? A tinker! Larry Leonard produces and sells examples of his craft while describing the techniques, tools, and materials used since the Reveres’ era.

 

September 29, Printing Demonstration, 1:00-3:00 Did you know Paul Revere worked as an engraver? Using similar technology R. P. Hale produces copies of his own wood block image of the Revere House on a hand-cranked press. Prints (available for sale) are only made at the Revere House.

 

October 6, Paper Marbling, 1:00-3:00 See how colonial craftsmen created eye-catching marbled papers. Watch as R. P. Hale floats pigments in water, swirls the colors, then transfers the designs to paper. It may look like magic but Hale will explain the very real science behind this fascinating phenomenon.

October 13, The Clothes They Wore: Puritan Fashions and their Status Markers, 1:00-3:00

Drop in to view a display in the Revere Room of the Visitor Center of three historically correct reproduction dresses each reflecting a different decade and social strata of the Puritan era, hand crafted by Ruby-Grace Miller. Co-sponsored by the Partnership of the Historic Bostons, Inc.

October 20, Beyond the Ride: Paul Revere and Medicine, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30 Did you know that Paul Revere was a dentist? Learn about Revere’s many unexpected connections to the medical field in this special lecture by Nina Rodwin, graduate student and historical interpreter at the Paul Revere House.