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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.
Between 9 and 10 p.m. on the night of April 18, 1775, Joseph Warren told Paul Revere that the king's troops were about to embark in boats from Boston bound for Cambridge and the road to Lexington and Concord.
In the days before April 18, Revere had instructed Robert Newman, the sexton of the North Church, to send a signal by lantern to alert colonists as to the movements of the troops in what is well known today by the phrase "one if by land, two if by sea."
Riding through present-day Somerville, Medford, and Arlington, Revere warned patriots along his route, many of whom set out on horseback to deliver warnings of their own. By the end of the night there were probably as many as 40 riders throughout Middlesex County carrying the news of the army's advance
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|Medium||3.5” x 2.25” x 1”||$17.95|
|Large||6” x 4” x 2”||$24.95|
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.