The Boston Globe features Nina Zannieri, Executive Director, of the North End’s Paul Revere House. Zannieri is taking the Museum to the next level through several changes, including a major capital campaign to expand and renovate a Lathrop Place property which is well underway.
The first step toward that change is coming, when the Paul Revere House expands into a second, neighboring home, a $4 million project Zannieri says should be finished in 2012. The second house, built in 1835 and situated behind the Revere House, is being restored for mostly administrative offices. It was bought by the Paul Revere Memorial Association, which rescued and restored the Revere House in the early 20th century.
“Technology will come with the new building,’’ Zannieri said. “We can introduce new things. Smartboards with classrooms. We can have a midnight ride exhibit, interactive, with the ride route.’’
“The thing I do when I’m bummed out,’’ she says, “is to go into the courtyard and look at the face of a little kid who’s having a great time. And I say to myself, ‘That’s why I do it.’ ’’ Her challenge now is to educate, and entertain, that kid, with words, videos, whatever it takes, so that Paul Revere’s story, the true story, rides on.
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