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Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere and His Ride
February 14, 2020 at 8:00 AM – October 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Drawing on the American Antiquarian Society’s unparalleled collection, as well as loans from other collections, Beyond Midnight revealed the man behind the legend, bringing to life Revere’s creative spirit, tremendous capacity to adapt to changing times, and his lasting impact on the social, economic, and political life in America. Organized by the American Antiquarian Society, the exhibition opened at the New-York Historical Society and was then jointly presented at the Concord Museum and the Worcester Art Museum.
Beyond Midnight featured objects connected to the events of 1775 including – and especially – the Concord Museum’s famed lantern ordered hung as a signal by Revere himself. Additional highlights of the exhibition in Concord included the 1922 painting, Paul Revere, by renowned American artist N.C. Wyeth; a printer’s manuscript of Longfellow’s “Paul Revere’s Ride”; the 1775 deposition of Paul Revere; a manuscript transcription of Emerson’s famed “Concord Hymn”; and an impressive silver tea service made by Revere.