Arts & Culture Event Notices

August 2015 Events at the Paul Revere House

Ongoing Summer Saturdays Programming at the Paul Revere House – Held every June, July, and August Saturday from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  

Special events on summer Saturdays feature period craft demonstrations, historical talks from experienced staff, live music as Paul Revere heard it, and more in the museum’s courtyard, weather permitting. Included with admission to the museum: adults $3.50, seniors and college students $3.00, children 5-17 $1. Members and North End residents admitted free at all times. In summer, the Revere House is open daily, 9:30-5:15.


August 8th, at 1:00pm, 1:45pm, & 2:30pm: A Loyalist Perspective on the Revolution
Hear a first-hand account of the abuses loyalists suffered at the hands of emboldened “patriots.” Michael Lepage takes on the role of Chief Justice Peter Oliver, brother of Andrew Oliver, a stamp collector.

Photo courtesy of the Paul Revere House
Photo courtesy of the Paul Revere House

August 15th, 1:00pm3:00pm: The Art of Spinning
The art of spinning is best learned by the young, and Zoe Lawson has been practicing the craft of spinning by drop spindle and on a wheel since childhood. She shares her techniques while in 18th century garb, accompanied by her fellow fiber artist and father, Fred Lawson.

August 22nd, 1:00pm – 3:00pm: The Tailor’s Craft
Clothing historian Henry Cooke takes on the role of an early Boston tailor. Watch as he “takes the measure” of visitors, then sits cross-legged, fashioning waistcoats from luxurious fabrics and “slops” from coarse weaves.

August 29th, at 1:00pm, 1:45pm, & 2:30pm: John Adams: The Colossus of Independence
Hear from John Adams himself as he discusses his earliest beginnings in Braintree through his days as delegate of the Continental Congress and foreign ambassador. Hear his opinions of his contemporaries and how he longs to be home with his “dearest friend,” Abigail, and their children. Mr. Adams’ singular wit is appealing to children and adults!

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

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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