Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere

July 4 - October 11, 2020

Patriot, silversmith, and entrepreneur Paul Revere is often known through his legendary “midnight ride” during the American Revolution. Developed by the American Antiquarian Society, Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere is a groundbreaking exhibition that illuminates Revere’s life, transforming our understanding of the innovative businessman through an in-depth exploration of his accomplishments as a silversmith and printmaker.

Opening at Crystal Bridges on the nation’s 244th birthday, journey back in time through this collection of Revere’s original engravings of famous events such as the Boston Massacre, glimmering silver tea services, commonplace objects such as thimbles and wedding rings, and important public commissions such as a bronze courthouse bell. The exhibition also includes surprising objects, such as a bottle of tea from the Boston Tea Party, all of which reveal interesting parts of the artisan’s career.

Over 80 objects highlight Revere’s life as an entrepreneur, artisan, and political figure during a time of social, economic, and political turmoil.

Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere is organized by American Antiquarian Society.


Sponsored By

Randy and Valorie Lawson / Lawco Energy Group


Paul Revere (1735 – 1818) The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King - Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a Party of the 29th Reg[imen]t, 1770. Engraving, second state. Printed by Edes & Gill, Boston. Hand coloring attributed to Christian Remick (1726 – 1773). American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts; Gift of Nathaniel Paine. 4.2.12