Sunday, September 21: Portrayal: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Revere

  • Sunday, September 21, 2:30 pm: Re-enactment performance: “The Revere’s Ride Again!”

Character re-enactors Lee K. Riethmiller and Jessa S. Piaia will present a living history portrayal of Paul and Rachel Revere, in the program set in 1805, entitled “Meet Noted Patriots, the Reveres, Paul & Rachel Revere Ride Again!”  Paul Revere married Rachel Walker within five months of the passing of his first wife, Sarah, who died following the birth of their sixth child; Rachel took on the care of the children, and with Paul had six more of their own.  Clad in period attire, Lee and Jessa portray this early 19th century couple of “forthright hospitality and remarkable good humour,” as they relate episodes of their life both during and after the American Revolution.  The program runs about 50 minutes in length, with Q&A discussion to follow, and is appropriate for ages 10 to adult.The dramatization animates the “Spirit of the Day,” as Paul & Rachel recount the exciting tale of life in Boston’s North End when America was still a British Crown Colony.  Hear about the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party which he participated in, and the stirring events that led to the famous Midnight Ride in April 1775.  Relive the drama of Colonial unrest that culminated in America’s Revolution, and what followed after the framing of our Declaration of Independence from Britain and the United States Constitution, when Paul Revere ventured from being a respected artisan into being a successful industrialist in Canton, Massachusetts, during the early days of the new Republic.

 

 

April 6: Re-enactment: Jessa Piaia as Isabella Stewart Gardner

  • Sunday, April 6: Re-enactment Performance, 2:30 pm: Jessa Piaia as Isabella Stewart Gardner

Character reenactor Jessa Piaia will present a dramatic portrayal of Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) in “A Visit with Isabella Stewart Gardner: America’s First Patroness of the Arts”.  The drama is set in 1910, seven years after the opening of Fenway Court, the house-museum which Mrs. Gardner designed and built for her extensive art collection, and willed to the City of Boston upon her demise.  A recognized leader of Boston’s emerging salon scene, Mrs. Gardner, with characteristic verve and candor, relates episodes about her luminous circle of family and friends, relives journeys to exotic lands, and shares other potentially scandalous encounters.  The portrayal runs approximately 50 minutes in length, with an informal Q&A to follow.

Admission: $ 15 per person

 


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