Founders Day Weekend at Minute Man

Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums, Sunday, August 28th
Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums, at Minute Man NHP Sunday, August 28th.

Thursday, August 25, Founder's Day

Celebrate the National Park Service on its 100th Birthday!
Activities in Minute Man Visitor Center all day:Junior Ranger Centennial Activity Books, Find Your Park, Selfie Station, What is a National Park (9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.)

Birthday Cake –hosted by The Friends of Minute Man National Park, at Minute Man Visitor Center, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The British Redcoat: meet at Minute Man Visitor Center 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The Wayside's Harriett Lothrop: Her Uneven Path to Publication - This program will feature Laureen Tedesco, Associate Professor at East Carolina University. She will talk about Harriett Lothrop's writings, her struggles to get published and her parallels to the writings of Louisa May Alcott.
The location of this program has changed! It will be held at North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty St. Concord - 6:30 pm.


Friday, August 26

Celebrate the National Park Service on its 100th Birthday!
Activities in Minute Man Visitor Center all day:Junior Ranger Centennial Activity Books, Find Your Park, Selfie Station, What is a National Park? (9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.)


Saturday, August 27

Celebrate the National Park Service on its 100th Birthday!
Activities in Minute Man Visitor Center all day:Junior Ranger Centennial Activity Books, Find Your Park, Selfie Station, What is a National Park (9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.)

Celebrating the NPS Centennial at Minute Man NHP - Congresswoman Niki Tsongas will be joined by park staff, volunteers and reenactors as we mark this historic occasion. The address will be held at North Bridge, 1:00 p.m.

Sculpting an American Icon: Daniel Chester French and the Minute Man - Donna Hassler, Executive Director at Chesterwood and David Wood, Curator, Concord Museum will discuss the history behind this iconic work of art. The talk will be held at North Bridge. 2:30 p.m.

For Kids--Spotlight on Monuments –Take a photo or draw your own to share. Who or what would you memorialize?North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty Street, Concord (10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.)

Birthday Cake –hosted by The Friends of Minute Man National Park, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty Street, Concord

Battle Road Trail Walk - Walk starts at Meriam's Corner and ends at Minute Man Visitor Center. Meet at Minute Man Visitor Center. From there we will shuttle to Meriam's Corner to begin the tour. Pets are welcome on the tour but not on the shuttle. Anyone wishing to bring a pet must provide their own transportation. Bring plenty of water and wear comfortable shoes! 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Seating on the shuttles is limited to 60 people - first come, first served. shuttle tickets (free) are available at Minute Man Visitor Center from 11:30 until gone, no later than 12:30. Reservations by phone are not accepted. You must appear in person (limit one per person) to obtain your ticket.


Sunday, August 28

Celebrate the National Park Service on its 100th Birthday!
Activities in Minute Man Visitor Center all day:Junior Ranger Centennial Activity Books, Find Your Park, Selfie Station, What is a National Park (9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.)

Middlesex County Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps- Performance at North Bridge, 11:00 a.m.

Middlesex County Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps –Performance at Minute Man Visitor Center, 2:00 p.m.

4H Fifes and Drums - Performance at Minute Man Visitor Center, 12:30 p.m.

Last updated: August 26, 2016

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North Bridge Visitor Center / Park Head Quarters
174 Liberty St.

Concord, MA 01742

Phone:

(978) 369-6993

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