MEREDITH — The Meredith Historical Society and Meredith Public Library invite the public to the library on Tuesday, July 2 at 7 p.m. for a
living history presentation of "The Other Side of the Midnight Ride: A Visit with Rachel Revere".
Paul Revere's wife will describe the beginnings of the American Revolution through her eyes. Enacted by Joan Gatturna, Rachel Revere will tell of the Boston Tea Party, the Midnight Ride and the Siege of Boston. Dressed in period costume, she will explain how Rachel Revere engineered the escape of her family from Boston and smuggled money to the Sons of Liberty while her husband fanned the flames of the Revolution.
Gatturna is an actor, storyteller and writer. A graduate of the University of Connecticut and Simmons College as well as a former teacher, librarian and museum educator, she enthusiastically combines her skills as a researcher and performer to create lively and unforgettable stories.
The evening is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. A grant for this program was awarded by the NH Humanities Council to nurture the joy of learning and inspire community engagement, with additional support from the Library and Historical Society.
Joan Gatturna as Rachel Revere. (Courtesy photo)