A New-York Historical Society exclusive for historians of all ages. Our incredibly detailed miniature diorama captures this pivotal event during Paul Revere’s revolutionary time. Historical Matchbox Miniatures are handmade in the United States.
Boston was an important shipping town and a center of resistance to unpopular acts of taxation by the British Parliament in the 1760s. Colonists objected that the Acts were a violation of the natural, charter, and constitutional rights of British subjects in the colonies. Lord Hillsborough had recently been appointed to the office of Colonial Secretary when Boston's chief customs officer Charles Paxton wrote to him for military support. Commodore Samuel Hood responded by sending the 50-gun warship HMS Romney, which arrived in Boston Harbor in May 1768. Given the unstable state of affairs in Massachusetts the first of four British Army regiments began disembarking in Boston in September, 1768.
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The patriot, silversmith, and entrepreneur Paul Revere was forever immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1861 poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” but his genuine accomplishments are often eclipsed by the legend of the midnight journey. This groundbreaking exhibition (September 6, 2019—January 12, 2020), featuring more than 150 objects, re-examines Revere’s accomplishments.