Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Come for “A Visit with Rachel Revere” at the Leach Library

On Thursday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. the Leach Library will host performer Joan Gatturna as Rachel Revere in “The Other Side of the Midnight Ride: A Visit with Rachel Revere.” Come hear her story of what life was like for the second wife of Revolutionary Boston’s most famous Patriot.

Joan Gatturna is a Chautauqua storyteller and actress. Since 1990, she has toured the Northeast bringing her one-woman shows to colleges, libraries, clubs, and historical societies. This engaging performer is a Creative Teaching Partner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, performer for the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and is a presenter at Humanities International as well as the Paul Revere House in Boston. Her dramatic recreations take audiences of all ages, into the life and times of some very extraordinary American women.

In this program, Joan Gatturna performs as Rachel Revere, a role she developed with the assistance of the staff at the Paul Revere House. Bringing to life the story of the Boston Tea Party, the Midnight Ride and the Siege of Boston, Rachel Revere will describe how she had to keep the home fires burning while her husband fanned the fires of revolution. We will also learn about Mrs. Revere’s role in escaping occupied Boston with her children, and why one son was left behind to face the British on his own.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

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