Revealing Revere

Learn from our Curator of History, Mark Dolph, about a very special document in the Gilcrease Collection, the Paul Revere Certification. This document, dated April 29, 1775, allowed Revere to move about the Cambridge and Boston area to warn the minutemen of British troops.

Learn more about Paul Revere and Revolutionary history in this final video highlighting the Paul Revere Certification, dated April 29, 1775, in the Gilcrease collection.

View the Paul Revere Certification online.

Hear from Dr. Billy Smith, Assistant Director of the Helmerich Center for American Research, about an original letter from Thomas Jefferson from our archives. Take a moment to learn how messages in this letter relate to the present day.

Discover the story behind several objects that Thomas Gilcrease acquired from the Freedom Train, including the Paul Revere Certification.

One of these objects is “Signing of the Constitution” by Howard Chandler Christy, which you can view online.