2017 July Programs at Minute Man National Historical Park

Ed Hurley read the Declaration of Independence
Park Volunteer Ed Hurley reads the Declaration of Independence

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News Release Date: June 15, 2017

Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-318-7833

Concord, MA. July events at Minute Man National Historical Park are well underway. Take time out from your busy schedule and join us for the opportunity to meet Abigail Adams, tour The Wayside neighborhood, celebrate our independence, and experience the world of a British soldier.

Declaring Independence
Celebrate American Independence at Minute Man with a reading of the Declaration, followed by a musket salute.
Location: North Bridge, Monument Street, Concord, MA
Time:  Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Fee Information: FREE

Abigail Adams: Life, Love, Letters
Join Abigail Adams, portrayed by actress and historian Pat Bridgman, as she reflects on her courtship, marriage, and love in wartime.
Location: Buttrick Gardens, 174 Liberty St, Concord.
Time: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Fee Information: FREE

Colonial Justice
What crimes came before the local Magistrate in the early 1770s? Come to Hartwell Tavern and meet the Magistrate and the Constable as well as a motley group of offenders (portrayed by the Guild of Historic Interpreters). Will the defendents the fined, sentenced to community service, or be exonerated? You will have a say in the matter!
Location: Hartwell Tavern, 106 North Great Road, Lincoln MA
Time: Saturday, July 15th,  2017 at  11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:45 p.m.
Fee Information: FREE
 
Sophia Hawthorne Talks About Life in Concord
Spend the afternoon talking with Sophia Hawthorne (portrayed by Salem Maritime Park Historian Emily Murphy) about her thoughts on life and friends.
Location: The Wayside, 455 Lexington Road, Concord.
Time: Saturday, July 15th , 2017 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fee Information: FREE
 
The British Redcoat
Why were the Regulars in Massachusetts? Why did they come to Concord? What happened on April 19, 1775 from the perspective of the King's Army? Join Park Ranger Roger Fuller to explore the answers to these questions.
Location: Minute Man Visitor Center, Rt 2A near the I-95 interchange in Lexington, MA.
Time:  Sunday, July 16th 2017 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Fee Information: FREE

Town Meeting - Let Your Voice be Heard!
Debate revolutionary issues with Concord residents of 1774 taken from an actual meeting warrant from that time. You are encouraged to take part and let your voice be heard!
Location: North Bridge, Monument Street, Concord, MA
Time:  Saturday, July 22nd 2017 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Fee Information: FREE

Authoring a Nation: A Hawthorne Neighborhood Walking Tour
Explore the neighborhood where Nathanial Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau lived and worked. Discover how their writings helped develop a unique American identity. The walk is almost one mile. Please wear comfortable shoes. 45-60 minutes.
Location: The Wayside, 455 Lexington Road, Concord.
Time: Sunday, July 23rd , 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Fee Information: FREE

Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums
Come listen to marches, dances, and airs popular during America’s War for Independence.
Location: North Bridge, Monument Street, Concord, MA
Time:  Saturday, July 29th 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Minute Man Visitor Center, Rt 2A near the I-95 interchange in Lexington, MA.
Time:  Saturday, July 29th 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Fee Information: FREE
  
To learn more about this and other park offerings of Minute Man National Historical Park during this centennial year of the National Park Service, including the Junior Ranger program, The Wayside, ranger-led tours, and upcoming special events stop by the Minute Man Visitor Center at 250 Great Road, Lincoln, MA, or contact Minute Man National Historical Park at (978) 369-6993, or visit www.nps.gov/mima.
 
 
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Last updated: July 8, 2017

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