Revere & Son Heritage Museum / Canton, MA
In 1801, at the age of 65, Paul Revere invested in starting a copper rolling mill in the Town of Canton to produce copper sheets. This gave birth to Paul Revere v2.0 via his participation in the industrial revolution as a courageous entrepreneur willing to take financial risk to curtail our country’s reliance on Britain for manufactured copper products. Revere Copper is still going strong today in Troy NY.
Mills Whitaker Architects was selected by the Town of Canton and the Revere & Son Heritage Commission to prepare a Master Plan for an interactive museum to celebrate Paul Revere’s spirit of innovation and discovery. The designer selection process received national attention from architects and museum designers. The museum will be in a renovated horse barn adjacent to the copper rolling mill. A developer retained by the Town has rehabilitated the mill for the Northern Spy restaurant with a preview loft of the museum on the upper level. The planning process involves meeting with multiple stakeholders to develop and define a stimulating collection of exhibits, interactive displays and problem-solving stations designed to challenge and inspire multi-generational participants to explore the myriad risks and rewards of discovery and innovation.
The team assembled by Mills Whitaker Architects to work on this exciting master plan includes the exhibit designers that were part of our design teams for the Paul Revere House Education & Visitor Center in the North End of Boston and the Lexington Visitors Center adjacent to the Battle Green in Lexington Center.
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