August Programs at Minute Man National Historical Park 2017

At Minute Man Visitor Center
Ranger Roger begins a tour


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News Release Date: July 17, 2017

Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-318-7833

Concord, MA. Summer continues, and August happenings at Minute Man National Historical Park have something for everyone. Visit with our cows and meet the songbirds in the park. See Concord Academy high school students present a program on the lives of teenagers who grew up in The Wayside.  Discover what colonial justice was like in mid-century colonial Massaschusetts. Get your favorite pup out for a walk along the Battle Road and discover the world of Revolutionary Dogs. Plus a whole lot more.
Cows and Songbirds: Pasture use at the Park
Meet the cows and song birds at the park! Learn about the various types of cows and birds that call Minute Man pastures home. Learn about pasture management, farming practices, and natural and historical resource protection.
Location: Noah Brooks Tavern, 33 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA.
Time: Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Fee Information: FREE
The Wayside Living History Players Present!
Experience the living history program developed by local high school students celebrating the lives of the teenagers who grew up in The Wayside.  Let them take you through their home as it was during different periods of time from 1775 - 1900.  Ask the students what it was like to prepare and present the program based on more than two hundred years of history.  
Location: The Wayside, 455 Lexington Road, Concord, MA.
Time: Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. & Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 2:00 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 Garden at North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty St, Concord, MA.
Time: Saturday, August 12th, 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, August 19th,  2017 at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:45 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, 2A Lexington, MA
Time:  Sunday, August 20th 2017 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Fee Information: FREE

Revolutionary Dogs: "Paws for the Cause!" at Minute Man Visitor Center
Join Park Ranger Roger Fuller for a forty-five minute walk on the Battle Road to explore the lives of dogs in colonial America, and in the Revolution. The tour starts at Minute Man Visitor Center and goes to Paul Revere Capture Site, about half a mile, with four stops along the way. The walk is open to all. You are welcome to bring along your well-behaved, friendly dog, too.
Location: Route 2A, Lexington, MA.
Time: Friday, August 25th 2017 at 2:00 p.m. 45 minutes in length
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, MA.
Time: Sunday, August 27th , 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Fee Information: FREE

To learn more about this and other park offerings of Minute Man National Historical Park and 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 2A, Lexington, MA, or contact Minute Man National Historical Park at (978) 369-6993, or visit                                                                     

Last updated: July 18, 2017

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