Jeffrey Thompson's shimmering illustrations enhance the drama of Longfellow's immortal rhyme. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) was the most famous American poet of his time. Best known for long narrative works and the classic “Paul Revere’s Ride,” he was a modern languages professor at Bowdoin College and Harvard College
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.