J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Visiting the Revere Family in February

The Paul Revere House in Boston’s North End is offering special programs for children aged 6 to 10 during Massachusetts’s February school vacation.

“The Revere Family at Work” will be offered on Wednesday, 23 February, and Friday, 25 February, from 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 noon. The site says:

Both Paul Revere and 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.
The fee is $4.50 per person, which also includes admission to the Paul Revere House. Each presentation is limited to 20 people, so for reservations call 617-523-2338.

(Photograph of the Paul Revere House last month with just a bit of snow by duluoz cats, via Flickr under a Creative Commons license.)

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