On Thursday, May 17, 2012, the Old North Church hosted a three part public lecture, “The Paul Revere Mall: History, Art and Community.”

Following an engaging talk about the Prado park by David Kubiak, the audience heard from featured speaker, Rebecca Reynolds, American Art Curator. Reynolds talk focused on the artistic legacy of Cyrus Dallin as well as his 58-year long struggle, to erect his Paul Revere sculpture in Boston.

In a separate post, Alex Goldfeld, North End Historical Society President, concludes the lecture by presenting “The Pride of Later Generations: North End History Remembered in the Prado.”

This lecture follows a successful April 29, 2012 outdoor celebration. The two events are intended to raise a new consciousness about the importance of the Paul Revere Mall for its historical, public and community value. The event sponsors are actively promoting investment in the Mall in order to restore the physical integrity of the space to Shurcliff’s original design and to see a revitalization of the park as both a historical monument and a beautiful open space for neighborhood and visitor gathering and reflection.

Sponsors: Old North Church, Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, Paul Revere Memorial Association, North End Historical Society, North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association, and Friends of the Prado.

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