February School Vacation Programs
at the Paul Revere House
The Revere Family at Work
Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, 10:30-12:00
Both Paul Revere his wife Rachel worked hard to keep their large family fed, clothed, and healthy. During this program discover what kinds of chores the Reveres (adults and children) completed in each room in their house. Then try your hand at engraving metal as Revere did in his silversmith shop and make an herbal remedy Rachel may have used to treat her children’s headaches.
Participants will take home both an engraved piece of copper and a small cloth bag of dried herbs.
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.
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