Center for 18th Century Life
What is The Center for 18th Century Life?
What is the purpose?
In this unique partnership, the volunteer reenactors and park staff provide the creative drive, historical knowledge, and primary source research to plan and present living history events, and also the training and development necessary for creating and/or improving period impressions.
Meanwhile, the Park, with its many historic structures, landscapes, and interpretive expertise, serves as the forum for the sharing of knowledge and information relative to 18th Century New England, and an evocative venue for living history events. Our goal is to raise the standards of authenticity and interpretive value in living history programming here at the park and elsewhere in New England.
Authenticity and Historic Weapons Demonstrations
See the 1764 Manual Exercise performed by Minute Man NHP Rangers Jim Hollister and Roger Fuller
The Center for 18th Century Life and Battle Road
Winter Classes, Lectures and Workshops - 2012
The Hive - Winter 2013
The Hive is offered by The Ladies of Refined Taste in partnership with Minute Man National Historical Park. The Hive sessions are open to reenactors, Park volunteers and visitors.
18th Century New England Life
Massachusetts Historical Society - "The Coming of the American Revolution
Did You Know?
Though most of the landscape of Eastern Massachusetts was open farm land at the time of the battle in 1775, stone walls, houses and outbuildings provided some cover to minute men attacking the British column.