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Still Signing

Still Signing

Several years ago, perhaps 8 to 10, I attended a guided tour of the then partially demolished Paul Revere Heritage Site. The now beautiful and fully renovated Rolling Copper Mill had been torn apart. There were no windows or doors, just brick walls and a concrete...

Joseph Warren Revere

Joseph Warren Revere

Paul Revere was a very prolific man, not only in the amount of goods he produced, but also in the amount of children he fathered. Revere had eight children with his first wife Sarah, and then another eight with second wife Rachel. Sadly, of these sixteen children,...

The VAF is coming to Canton…maybe!

Betsy Sugameli and Milda Richardson met at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum where they are museum teachers. Both are eminently qualified for their positions as volunteer docents. Sugameli holds several advanced degrees in business and education while Richardson is...

The Power of Art

On June 4, 2023 the first ever art exhibit was held at the soon-to-be museum of Discovery and Innovation at the PRHS. The artist, Adriana Katzew, is a professor of art education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Having grown up in Mexico as the granddaughter...

That Which Unites Us

Many of the objects are scarred with age. Some are bent, others torn, still others tarnished or rusty. Yet, they are all beautiful in the eyes of their owners. When they tell us their stories, their owners’ faces glow with loving remembrance, awe, and pride. As we...

The Case of the Missing Painting

This past winter, as we prepared for the exhibit, “Our Many Heritages,” I began research. I was particularly interested in finding out if street names in the Cape Cod Lane neighborhood were, in fact, chosen because this land had once been owned by the Revere family....

History of the Paul Revere Heritage Site – Part 4: The Reveres

On October 22, 1685 King Louis XIV issued the Edict of Fontainebleau, removing legal protections for Protestants living in France. This, in part, lead to the mass exodus of the Huguenots – a particularly vocal and defiant group of Calvinists. Among them was a boy...

Be a part of “Our Many Heritages” Exhibit

My friend Lucio has an old, battered, traveling trunk that was once filled with his mother’s hand-embroidered sheets, pillowcases and tablecloths. Last month, Lucio put it out at the curb hoping someone might take it away. Within the hour, however, Lucio had run out...

Paul Revere was Court-martialed

Paul Revere was court martialed. He actually asked for it. Four years after Revere took his famous ride and warned that the British were marching to Lexington, he fought a very different battle in the remote village of Castine, Maine on the shores of Penobscot Bay. In...

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