The Old North Church of Boston, Massachusetts, USA floats as a mecca to the hundreds of thousand of vistors to the city each year. Known as Old North Church, this structure, as well as the surrounding campus, is Christ Church in the City of Boston , a thriving congregation within the Episcopal Church of Massachusetts. Every school child in America should be well versed in the Longfellow poem, ” The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere”. As it goes: ” Listen my children and ye shall hear…”. Located on the narrow colonial streets of Boston’s now famous Italian North-End, the 193 Salem Street location is accessable to all. The church really is floating in a sea of tourists. Yearly, one half million vistors make the trek and enter the grounds. Fifty thousand children in groups convene for education at the Old North. On Sunday, during religous service, the church fills with worshippers, while lines of guides and groups and families of tourists cue up for the chance to learn of the mystic of the most visable icon of Revolutionary History. The church is visable from most parts of Boston proper. A journey up Salem Street or Hanover Street will direct you to the church or the Prado walking mall and the Statue of Mounted Paul Revere.
The Old North Foundation, in partnership with the Friends of the Prado and the Cyrus Dallin Museum will be participating in events celebrating the 150th anniversary of Dallin’s birth. Paul Revere, Jr., who, as a child, witnessed the installation of the Revere statue in the Prado in 1940.
On May 17th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., Old North will host lectures about the Paul Revere statue and the Prado by American Art Curator Rebecca Reynolds and local historian Alex Goldfield.
Old North is ramping up to prepare for the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the church. 2023 is just around the corner. If you are in the area and can visit for worship or to explore the church and grounds, know that the clergy, vestry and historic caretakers will welcome you. And, as always, your generous donation, regardless of size, will be welcomed to maintain this treasure.