Meet Rachel Revere

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Character re-enactor Jessa S. Piaia will present a living history portrayal of Rachel Revere, in the program set in 1805, entitled “Meet Rachel Walker Revere, Wife of Noted Patriot Paul Revere!” at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House (159 Brattle Street) on Saturday July 13)  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, Jessa portrays this early 19th century couple of “forthright hospitality and remarkable good humour,” as she relates episodes of their life both during and after the American Revolution.  The program runs about 35 minutes in length, with Q&A discussion to follow, and is appropriate for ages 10 through adult.