The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere program on Tuesday, April 19th at 2:00 p.m. will now be available on zoom and will also be projected on the screen in the Multipurpose Room at the COA. Please let us know if you are interested in registering for this program. Sign me up.
Two Lanterns, a Full Moon, and a Petticoat (The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere)
It was an act of Treason. On the night of April 18, 1775, Robert Newman, Sexton of Christ Church in Boston, slipped through a window of his home, undetected by the British soldiers who were living there. He climbed quietly to the steeple and lit two lanterns; signals to his co-conspirators that their plot against the Crown had begun. Angry shouts. Newman looked down to see British soldiers running toward the church. He’d been discovered.
Escaping down the stairs and through a window, he made it safely to his bed. The next day he was arrested and questioned. He lied. Thus ignited a citizens’ Revolution that changed the world.
Join actor, writer, director, storyteller Johnny Kinsman for a presentation and slide show about the midnight ride that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow made famous.
Why were Paul Revere and William Dawes heading to Concord? Did the full moon impede their progress? And what about that petticoat? Kinsman will reveal these and other details rarely shared about this historic episode in a 45 minute presentation and slide show.