I am writing to let you know about the North End community's historical celebration in The Paul Revere Mall ("The Prado") this Sunday, April 29, 2012. I have attached the press release for the event, which will celebrate:
· the 150th anniversary of the birth of Cyrus Dallin;
· The Paul Revere Mall as a historical monument; and
· The Prado's importance as a community park and gathering space for the North End.
The event will last from Noon until 4PM and will include a main program of welcoming remarks from neighborhood organizers and elected officials from 2:00 to 2:30. We expect the event will be attended by more than two dozen members of four generations of the Dallin family, including Jean Dallin Doherty, Cyrus Dallin’s granddaughter, who attended the September 1940 dedication as a very young girl. Paul Revere, Jr., who also attended the 1940 dedication, will be at the event, as well.
On either end of the main program, beginning at Noon and continuing through the afternoon, several speakers will give informal historical presentations at various locations in The Prado. Presentations include:
· Readings of Longfellow's 1861 "Paul Revere's Ride" and Cyrus Dallin's 1939 "Paul Revere" by the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum
· "Cyrus Dallin's Artistic Legacy," by Christine Sharborogh, Trustee, Cyrus Dallin Art Museum
· "Cyrus Dallin and his Paul Revere: 58 Years of Perseverance," by Aimee Taberner, Co-Chair, Cyrus Dallin Art Museum
· "Paul Revere: The Man Behind the Myth," by Nina Zannieri, Executive Director, Paul Revere Memorial Association
· "Arthur Shurcliff, Henry Shepley and their Creation of The Prado," by David Kubiak and Anne Pistorio, North End/Waterfront Residents' Association
· "The Pride of Later Generations: North End History Remembered in The Prado," by Alex Goldfeld, President, North End Historical Society.
A companion lecture program will be held at Old North Church on Thursday evening, May 17, 2012, featuring talks by art curator Rebecca Reynolds about Dallin's Paul Revere and by historian Alex Goldfeld about the neighborhood's history represented in The Prado.
We hope you will be able attend on the 29th, and I would be happy to discuss this event further with you. I can also be reached at 617-833-9564.
Dallin-Prado Event Organizing Committee