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"The Other Side of the Midnight Ride"

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March is Women's History Month and there is no better time to hear a remarkable story of tea, trouble and revolution from the woman who rode through life with Paul Revere. In her role as Rachel Revere, Chautauquan artist Joan Gatturna tells of the Boston Tea Party, the Midnight Ride and the Siege of Boston.

Experience these events through the eyes of a woman who engineered the escape of her family from occupied Boston and smuggled money to the Sons of Liberty, while keeping the home fires burning as her husband fanned the flames of Revolution.

Since 1990, Gatturna has toured the Northeast performing one-woman dramas about the lives of remarkable American women. Most recently she was commissioned by the Paul Revere Memorial Association to create a piece portraying Pauline Revere Thayer, a great-granddaughter of Revere, who was a force in the establishment of the Revere House as a museum.

Her presentation is sponsored through a Humanities to Go mini-grant, awarded by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. The program is free and open to the public.  

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