April 19, 2015 was the 240th anniversary of Paul Revere’s Ride. While it isn’t historically accurate, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem Paul Revere’s Ride is a brilliant poem that conveys the excitement and importance of the historic ride. I recorded it as a podcast.
Although modern Boston is a sprawling city, the city core known by the colonialists was built on the walking city model so many historic buildings from different times are practically on top of one another. You can explore many of them by walking The Freedom Trail. There are two places important to the story preserved today. The one that gives you the most information about Paul Revere is the Paul Revere House. They have a nice section on history and are very active on social media. The Old North Church is still an active church, but it was where the “Two if By Sea” lanterns were hung.
You can visit the sites of Lexington and Concord in Minute Man National Park, including the Concord Bridge. The Old Manse was home of many literary giants and is JUST on the other side of the Concord Bridge. Amazingly close to the events of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. The Mystic River has tides because it’s in the Tidewater section. Here is the description of how it works. And the children’s book I recommended about Paul Revere is And Then What Happened Paul Revere?
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.