Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Paul Revere Memorial Association Corp.

  • Boston, MA
  • www.paulreverehouse.org

Mission Statement

The Paul Revere Memorial Association has been one of Boston's most important historical resources for over 100 years. Our mission has expanded from its original focus on the legacy of Paul Revere to include interpreting our two historic homes as reflection of the colorful history of our neighborhood. The Association's current mission is ""to share the legacy of Paul Revere, his life, home, and neighborhood by preserving two of Boston's oldest homes and by providing a local, national, and international audience with remarkable educational experiences."" Our properties are National Historic Landmarks and the Association has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1985.

Main Programs

  1. Youth Programs
  2. Living History Programs
  3. Teacher Workshops
  4. Web-Based Programs and Resources
  5. Tours for General Visitors
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Paul Revere House serves an audience that is local to Boston and serves the New England region while also attracting visitors from around the country and the world.

ruling year

1945

Principal Officer since 1986

Self-reported

Ms Nina Zannieri

Keywords

Self-reported

education, preservation, revolutionary war, colonial history, immigrant history

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Also Known As

Paul Revere House

EIN

04-2104820

 Number

2950996873

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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1) Provided over 250,000 visitors with remarkable educational experiences, including 18,000 schoolchildren. Our outreach programs reach an additional 30,000 annually. 2) Completed courtyard rehabilitation and near completion on the interior restoration of an 1835 building that will open as an Education and Visitor Center in 2016. 3) Ended FY2015 with a surplus and project a surplus in 2016. 4) Exceeded our capital campaign total of $4,000,000. by raising $4,060,000. 1) Complete our expansion project and open our new education facility. 2) Complete redesign of our web site to make it easier to use on all devices and improve accessibility. 3) Work to create an effective partnerships with other key historic sites in Boston. 4) Prepare to develop a new strategic plan.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Youth Programs

The Association is committed to reaching out to audiences with limited resources. For years we have offered summer camp, community center, after-school, and ESL programs at low-cost or free of charge to students from throughout Boston. The Association has been instrumental in the People and Places Program, which provides free programs and curricular materials to Boston Public School 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-graders. Additionally, all North End residents and students are admitted to the Revere House without charge.These programs bring history to life for students and engage them in active critical thinking exercises.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 2

Living History Programs

To engage families in history we provide interactive programs that range from colonial music to demonstrations of colonial crafts and from story telling to reenactments.These programs encourage inter-generational communication as families learn together by interacting with each other and with our presenters.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 3

Teacher Workshops

Workshops are a valuable and cost-effective means of helping teachers teach historical content mandated by the Massachusetts Frameworks for History and Social Sciences and English Language Arts. Curriculum frameworks for social studies, teacher and student testing, and new certification standards for teachers in Massachusetts have created a demand by school systems and teachers for training opportunities. Working directly with teachers increases exponentially the potential impact of our mission. By reaching teachers who will reach thousands of students over the course of their careers, we serve far more students than we could ever accommodate at our site. In the last few years, we have offered programs that have focused on a number of topics: Boston Loyalists; using children's literature to enhance study of the Revolution; Rachel Revere's activities during the Revolutionary era; and colonial crafts and trades. These programs help to introduce teachers to a wide range of resources - historic sites, historians, publications, artifacts, and techniques that are effective for teaching history. Teachers are shown how to use role-playing, object identification and storytelling in the classroom. Our goal is to offer teachers a richer, more complex view of the Revolutionary period to share with their students. One of our goals in presenting teacher workshops is to introduce teachers to local living history performers and scholars whose areas of expertise relate to their curricula. Workshops are often done in partnership with other historic sites which helps to introduce teachers to the wealth of resources available in Greater Boston.Through our agreement with Framingham State, teacher can gain PDPs or graduate credit.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 4

Web-Based Programs and Resources

We maintain a robust web presence that serves audiences in search of basic tourist information as well as those seeking content-rich historical information. Our site is heavily used by teachers looking for resources and schoolchildren working on school projects. Currently we are exploring ways to use the Internet more effectively, both to market our offerings but also to expand our audience via remote access to resources and programs.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$20,000.00

Program 5

Tours for General Visitors

Our core programs are interpretive tours of our two historic houses -- the Paul Revere House (c.1680) and Hichborn House (c.1711) -- and interactive educational programs designed to acquaint our visitors with Boston history. Both houses contain remnants of many periods, originally functioning as private residences and eventually as cramped tenement apartments. By interpreting our buildings as reflections of the changing history of the North End, we are able to focus on the lives of ALL the residents of our houses. We also maintain and exhibit a significant collection which includes 2,000 artifacts and documents (furnishings, 18th-c artifacts owned or made by Paul Revere, items which reflect Revere's folk legacy, and the history of the North End), 800 photographs and genealogical materials. While 50% of the collection is on exhibit, sensitive objects are rotate off display for conservation reasons.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Other Named Groups

Budget

200,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Paul Revere House serves an audience that is local to Boston and serves the New England region while also attracting visitors from around the country and the world.

Funding Needs

The Association's goal is to raise $100,000 in operating funds each year: $20,000 for maintenance/preservation and $80,000 for programs ($25,000 to provide free and low cost educational programs for local youth; $15,000 for living history presentations for families; $10,000 for teacher workshops; $20,000 for web-based outreach and program development; and $10,000 for collections acquisition, care and display). 1) To complete a technology upgrade, we need $25,000 in FY2016. 2) $12,200 must be raised to do necessary carpentry and repainting of the Revere House, scheduled for fall of 2016. 3) Raise $50,000 for strategic planning to begin 2017

Accreditations

Affiliations + Memberships

American Association of Museums - Member

American Association for State and Local History

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PAUL REVERE MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Paul Revere Memorial Association Corp.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms Nina Zannieri

BIO

Nina Zannieri has been Executive Director for the PRMA since 1986. During her tenure the Association has experienced significant financial, programmatic and institutional growth. Before coming to the PRMA, she was Curator at the Rhode Island Historical Society. Ms. Zannieri served as Vice Chair of the American Alliance of Museums from 2002 to 2003 and was on the AAM board from 1999 to 2003. She served as President of the New England Museum Association from 1998 to 2002. She is the Chair of the American Association for State and Local History Committee on Ethics and Professional Standards and served from 2004-2008 on the AASLH Governing Council. She was recently honored with a Life Time Achievement Award from the New England Museum Association. Ms. Zannieri is also a frequent guest lecturer for the Museum Studies Programs at the Harvard Extension School and Tufts University. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Harvard Museum Studies Graduate Program and as a Thesis Director. She received her B.A. in History from Boston College and her Masters in Anthropology/Museum Studies from Brown University.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Our goals which are determined by our mission and achieved through implementation of our Strategic Plan are: (1) to provide visitors with remarkable educational experiences; (2) to welcome visitors and youth groups by keeping our prices at reasonable levels and offering free or low-cost options; (3) to offer a rich interpretation of our historic complex based on sound research with particular attention to the 19th century history of the North End as reflected by our buildings; (4) to serve as a nationally-recognized educational resource on Revere and Boston history; and (5) to marshal the resources (funds and expertise) to ensure the long-term preservation of our three historic properties. Our expansion plans ensure that we will achieve these goals to an unprecedented degree. Now we must look to the future and plan to develop a new strategic plan."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Paul Revere Jr.

Revere Copper Company - Retired

Term: May 2016 - May 2017

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