February School Vacation Programs at the Paul Revere House
Fun and Games in the 1700’s
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 10:30-12:00 and Thursday, Feb. 23, 2:00-3:30, 2012
In colonial Boston did men, women, and children work from sunrise to sunset? The answer is a resounding NO! During a tour of the Revere House, children (and accompanying adults) search for beans, a thimble, bed wrench and other examples of household items the Reveres likely used for both work and play. Then, all participants will try their hands at popular colonial games such as Snail, Ninepins, Jackstraws, and Beast-Fish-Fowl.
Families will leave inspired to turn everyday objects into toys and games and with rules for these and other colonial amusements!
Each presentation 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 7-11, and accompanying adults. Price includes admission to the Revere House.
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.