The following is a list of programs scheduled for February School Vacation courtesy of the Paul Revere House:
This year during February Vacation we are offering a real mix of old and new activities on our site and are cosponsoring a concert at Old South Meeting House, all are designed to appeal to families of mixed ages and interests!
Wednesday, February 18th from 10:30-12:00 we offer a family favorite, The Revere Family at Work. Children (and their accompanying adults) tour the Revere House to learn about the jobs Paul Revere’s family did both in and out of their home and then tries their hand at two different tasks. Each participant stuffs and sews a headache bag and engraves a design on a piece of copper to take home. This program is limited to 20 people. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Revere House at 617-523-2338. Fee: $4.50 for children ages 5-11, and accompanying adults. Price includes admission to the Revere House.
Thursday, February 19th at 11:00 we invite your family to take a Kids-eye-view Tour of the Paul Revere House. Designed especially to answer kids’ most pressing Historic House questions like: where did 16 children sleep in this house? How did they bathe & where did they go to the bathroom? Why didn’t playing cards have numbers? And who was this Paul Revere guy anyway? This program is limited to 20 people. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Revere House at 617-523-2338. Fee: $4.50 for children ages 5-11, and accompanying adults. Price includes admission to the Revere House.
Friday, February 20th our Drop-In Colonial Kids Activities event is more relaxed. From 10:00 to 12:00 we will open up the first floor of the Pierce/Hichborn House and encourage you to drop in to try on clothes like Paul Revere’s kids wore, and play the same kinds of games they played in an informal setting. This program is FREE with admission to the house and reservations are NOT required.
Special Co-Sponsored Event at the Old South Meeting House
Vera Meyer on the Glass Harmonica
Saturday, February 21, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Treat your family to the ethereal tones of this fascinating instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761. Once believed to cause nervous disorders, marital disputes, convulsions in cats and dogs, and even to wake people from the dead, today all ages may enjoy the glass harmonica’s music as it resonates in our spacious hall. Music will range from special works by Mozart and Beethoven to your requests! Between songs, the musician will answer questions and provide details about the instrument’s history.
Included with Museum admission: $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors & college students, $1.00 for children (6-18). Free for Old South Meeting House and Paul Revere House members, and as always: North End residents are always free! Old South Meeting House, Museum & Historic Site, 310 Washington Street, Boston MA 02108
On the Freedom Trail, in Boston’s historic North End, the Revere House was home to patriot and silversmith Paul Revere from 1770 to 1800. Revere left from the house in 1775 to begin the ride that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized in the poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Built c. 1680, the Revere House is the oldest house in downtown Boston. For further information about the Revere House, please visit www.paureverehouse.org.