August Programs at Minute Man National Historical Park

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Ranger talk at North Bridge, Concord, MA.

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News Release Date: July 25, 2016

Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-318-7833

Concord, MA.August events at Minute Man National Historical Park are just around the corner. Take time out from your busy schedule and join us for the opportunity to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service, learn how a mother and daughter saved history, listen to some colonial music, walk in the steps of soldiers, and experience the world of a British soldier.

Abigail Adams: Life, Love, Letters
Join Abigail Adams as she reflects on her courtship and marriage, and love in wartime. Abigail Adams will be portrayed by actress and historian Patricia Bridgman of the Guild of Historic Interpreters at Minute Man National Historical Park.
Location:
North Bridge Visitor Center grounds, 174 Liberty Street, Concord, MA
Time: Saturday, August 6th 2016 at 1:00 PM.
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, 250 North Great Road, Lincoln MA
Time: Sunday, August 7thth 2016 at 1:00 PM,3:00 PM
Fee Information: FREE

Colonial Music
Join Park Volunteer Laura Asson for a program about colonial music. Listen to real 18th century tunes played on a fiddle and learn about the social, political and military uses of music and dance in colonial times. Have fun learning about history through music!
Location:
Hartwell Tavern , 136 North Great Road, Lincoln MA. - electronic mapping only
Time: Sunday, August 14th 2016 at 2:45 PM.
Fee Information: FREE

Mother and Daughter Preserving History
Explore Harriet and Margaret Lothrop's efforts in preserving The Wayside.
Location: The Wayside: Home of Authors, 455, Lexington Road, Concord, MA.
Time: Sunday, August 14th , 2016 at 2:30 PM 
Fee Information: Tour fees apply.

-Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial
Thursday, August 25
NPS Activities in Minute Man Visitor Center,  250 North Great Road, Lincoln MA  
-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, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Minute Man Visitor Center
-Special programs about Minute Man NHP
British Redcoat Program:meet at Minute Man Visitor Center 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The Wayside, , 455 Lexington Road, Concord, MA.
-Laureen Tedesco, Associate Professor at East Carolina University, lecture at Wayside 6:30 pm - Harriet Lothrop, Preservation, and The Wayside

Friday, August 26
NPS Activities in Minute Man Visitor Center, 250 North Great Road, Lincoln MA  
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
NPS Activities in Minute Man Visitor Center, 250 North Great Road, Lincoln MA  
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.)

North Bridge
-"Sculpting an American Icon: Daniel Chester French and the Minute Man,"Donna Hassler, Executive Director at Chesterwood and David Wood, Curator, Concord Museum. 2:30 p.m. at North Bridge

-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

Meriam's Corner Parking Lot, Lexington Road, Concord, MA
-Battle Road Trail Walk 12:30-4:00 pm. Special highlight park program:Battle Road Trail Walk 12:30-4:00 p.m. Walks starts at Meriams' Corner and ends at Minute Man Visitor Center. Meet at Minute Man Visitor Center. Bring plenty of water and wear comfortable shoes!

Sunday, August 28
North Bridge
- Middlesex County Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps- Performance at North Bridge, 11:00 a.m.

Minute Man Visitor Center
250 North Great Road, Lincoln MA  
-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 Minute Man Visitor Center –2:00 p.m.

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.

 -NPS-





Last updated: July 25, 2016

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