NEHS Open House

The North End Historical Society (NEHS) will be holding an open house on Saturday, October 23, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. next to the fountain on the Prado/Paul Revere Mall.  Board Members will be on hand to answer questions and discuss ideas for sharing and preserving North End history.  Memberships can also be completed at that time, which will allow people to take advantage of the members only program that day (space permitting). Information on NEHS membership can be found at www.NorthEndBoston.org.
 
NEHS “Members Only” Programs

The North End Historical Society is pleased to announce a series of “members only” programs.  We hope that our members will enjoy this benefit, which is made possible by the generous support and partnership of the Old North Foundation, Paul Revere Memorial Association, and Caffe Graffiti on Cross Street.  We also hope that many people interested in North End history will become members as soon as possible.

The Programs
Space is limited, and registration is REQUIRED.  Please e-mail northendhs@gmail.com or call Alex at 617-680-3829 to reserve your space today!  More information and membership applications available at www.NorthEndBoston.org.
 
On October 23 at 2:15, 3:15, & 4:15 p.m., NEHS members will receive free Behind the Scenes tours at the Old North Church.  The tour takes visitors up to the BELL RINGING CHAMBER, where the teen-aged Paul Revere worked as a bell ringer, and down into the CRYPT, with the 37 tombs constructed under the church between 1732 and 1860. You will learn about the construction of the tombs, view artifacts found in the crypt, and hear the story of the people who are buried there, including the church’s first rector, Dr. Timothy Cutler, and Samuel Nicholson, the first captain of the U.S.S. Constitution.  Meet at the Old North Church, in front of the Washington Memorial Garden.
 
On Saturday, November 13, at 10 a.m., NEHS members will get an exclusive look behind the scenes at the construction on the grounds of the Paul Revere Memorial Association (PRMA).  Two structures dating from the 1830s, built on property once owned by Paul Revere, are currently being renovated for educational, programmatic, and visitor services uses by the PRMA.  This is a unique opportunity to see rare architectural and archaeological details of dwellings that were common in the North End two centuries ago.  A tour of the Paul Revere House, the oldest building in downtown Boston, will be included as part of this event.  Meet at Rachel Revere Park, across the street from the Paul Revere House.
 
On, Tuesday, December 14, at 5:30 p.m., at Caffe Graffiti, 64 Cross Street, North End, there will be a presentation and book signing OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC by Dom Capossela, author of Dom’s, An Odyssey. A members only program will follow the book signing.  More details soon!

Shoppers Discount
 
In conjunction with our events on Saturday, October 23, the Old North Church Gift Shop is extending a discount of 15% to ALL NORTH END RESIDENTS for the entire day.  This is a great local place to shop for gifts for all occasions.  Membership in the NEHS is not required to receive the discount.
 
The NEHS sincerely thanks Ed Pignone, Pam Bennett, and the Old North Foundation, Nina Zannieri and the Paul Revere Memorial Association, and Luigi DeMarco and Caffe Graffiti for making this experience available to our members; and our members for supporting us and the history of our unique neighborhood.

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