Event Notices

Fall Lecture Series at the Paul Revere House

News from the Paul Revere House in North Square:


“A War so unpopular . . . cannot be Supported”: New England and the War of 1812

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the outbreak of the War of 1812, the Paul Revere Memorial Association, in cooperation with the Old South Meeting House, will present a series of lectures exploring New England’s role in this often little understood conflict. Funded by the Lowell Institute. Admission free.

September 5, 6:30 – 7:30, Jen Turner, America’s Oldest Forgotten War: An Overview of the War of 1812.

September 12, 6:30 – 7:30, Peter Drummey, A Northern Confederacy? Was the Hartford Convention of 1814 an Attempt to Save the Union – or Secede from it?

September 19, 6:30 – 7:30, Captain Michael Rutstein, Salem Privateers and the War of 1812.

September 26, 6:30 – 7:30, Patrick M. Leehey, USS Constitution, Harbor Fortifications, and the Vessel That Never Fought: Paul Revere’s Role in the War of 1812.

All lectures presented at Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St., in downtown Boston.

For more information, contact the Paul Revere House at 617-523-2338.

THE REVERE HOUSE AT A GLANCE: 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. Built around 1680, the Revere House is the oldest building in downtown Boston. For more information about the Revere House, visit www.paulreverehouse.org.

MUSEUM HOURS: Through April 14, the Revere House is open 9:30–4:15. From April 15 through October 31, the house is open daily 9:30–5:15. Closed on Mondays, January–March.

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