Patrick M. Leehey

Patrick M. Leehey is Research Director at the Paul Revere House, where he has been on the professional staff for thirty years. Mr. Leehey attended the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where he received a B.A. in history, and Northeastern University, where he received an M.A. in history and a Certificate in Museum Studies. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Leehey served as co-curator of the award winning exhibition Paul Revere  — Artisan, Businessman and Patriot: The Man Behind the Myth, installed at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Massachusetts in 1988-89. Mr. Leehey’s publications include “Reconstructing Paul Revere: An Overview of His Ancestry, Life and Work,” in Paul Revere —Artisan, Businessman and Patriot: The Man Behind the Myth (1988); “Documentary Printed Sources for the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus,” in Discovery in the Archives of Spain and Portugal: Quincentenary Essays 1492-1992 (1993); “Myths and Realities along Boston’s Freedom Trail,” in History Today (1994); “The Creative Force of Nationalism in the Balkans prior to World War I,” Journal of Unconventional History (Winter, 1995); What Was the Name of Paul Revere’s Horse? Twenty Questions About Paul Revere — Asked and Answered (1997); “The DAR and the Restoration of the Paul Revere House 1902-1908” in American Spirit Magazine (July/August, 2004); and “The Paul Revere House,” Antiques and Fine Art (Summer/Autumn 2008). Mr. Leehey’s most recent work is the first PRMA guidebook The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, Boston, Massachusetts (2008). Mr. Leehey has lectured widely in the Boston area on topics related to Paul Revere, the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras, the history of Boston in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the history of Eastern Europe.