Liberty Bell

Paul Revere: Beyond Silver

October 15, 2020

Revere is widely known as a silversmith and patriot. He was also an entrepreneur and manufacturer who started successful iron foundries and a copper rolling mill. In this talk, Professor Rob Martello relates the story of the DHSM’s 1798 courthouse bell in the context of Revere’s business ventures. Watch the recorded talk.

Mr. Martello is a professor of the History of Science and Technology at Olin College of Engineering, and has been a contributing scholar to the Revere exhibition Beyond Midnight at the Worcester Art Museum, where the bell is on view through November 7th. Martello is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker who melds his expertise in technology with his love of history. The Revere bell will return to the DHSM in early December 2020.

A symposium related to Beyond Midnight and organized by the American Antiquarian Society was held virtually from October 7-9, 2020. View the symposium. Each day’s session is approximately 75 minutes.