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Posted on: September 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Paul Revere's Ride

On Saturday, October 19th at 2:00 p.m., Donald Hickey from Humanities Nebraska will bring a power point to his program featuring portraits, illustrations, and maps that examine Paul Revere’s famous ride in 1775.

Mr. Hickey will look at what people commonly think Revere did that night with what he actually did. He will also explore the role of other participants in the story, especially other riders who were active that night. In addition, he will examine why Henry Wadsworth Longfellow chose to immortalize Revere in a poem some 85 years later, and how this poem shaped our understanding of the event. Mr. Hickey will pay special attention to where Longfellow, either by accident or design, got the story wrong. Have fun learning about this historic event at our free program!

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