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The Road to Rebellion exhibit at the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum highlights the role of the Children of Peace, the Community of Sharon and the Sharon Temple during the Rebellion of 1837 in their quest for equality, democracy and responsible government.
This rebellion box made of hard maple by Hugh D. Willson for Mr. Israel Willson of Hope.
Rebellion box made for Hester Graham from a F.G. All the corners are rounded and the lid is adorned with an engraved heart.
Rebellion box made by Jesse Doan for Mr. Isaac Rose.
The largest rebellion box of the collection made by George Lambe for Miss Sarah Castle.
Ebenezer Doan, the Master Builder of the Sharon Temple.
The broad-axe made by Samuel Lount. The axe bears the word S. Lount, cast steel. Lount was executed for his part in the Rebellion of 1837.
Richard Coates, the builder of the organs in the Sharon Temple and the artist of the paintings above the doors.
1845 Pipe Organ.
A close up view of the mechanical organ built in 1820 by Richard Coates and used by the Children of Peace in the First Meeting House. The staples raise the wooden hammers which in turn bring the music from the set of pipes.
The seven rebellion boxes made by imprisoned rebels that are in the Sharon Temple's collection.
Two cannonballs used in the Rebellion of 1837.
Painting of a women in a red robe carrying two children and a flag which reads: peace
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