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Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-318-7833
Concord, MA.September events at Minute Man National Historical Park are well underway.Take time out from your busy schedule and join us for the opportunity to take a hike with your favorite dog, listen to some colonial music, visit the historic houses in the park, and experience the world of a British soldier.
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
Time:Sunday, September 11that 2:40 PM.
Fee Information: FREE
Revolutionary Dogs: 'Paws for the Cause!'
Join Ranger Roger Fuller for a forty-five-minute walk on the Battle Road to explore the life 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:Minute Man Visitor Center, 250 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA
Time::Sunday, September 11th at 2:00 PM.
Battle Road Homes Open House
This event offers a rare opportunity to see inside some of restored colonial homes in the park including the newly renovated Wayside: Home of Authors. Historic trades demonstrations will take place at numerous houses. Don't miss Hartwell Tavern, Smith House, Meriam House and Brooks Village houses.
The Lincoln Minute Men will be at the Captain William Smith House conducting drill and musket firing programs. Meet Sophia Hawthorne at The Wayside. Pick up informational materials at Minute Man and North Bridge Visitor Centers to guide your visit.
Location: Minute Man National Historical Park
Time: Saturday, September 17th at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Lincoln Minute Men
The Lincoln Minute Men will spend the day at the restored and re-furnished home of Captain William Smith, commander of the company in 1775. Learn about life in 1775, see how an upper-class home was furnished, and talk with the members of the company about Lincoln's role on April 19, 1775.
Location: Captain William Smith House (136 North Great Road, Lincoln MA. - electronic mapping only)
Time: Saturday, September 17th,10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fee Information: FREE
Amos Doolittle - Combat Artist
In the aftermath of April 19, 1775, Amos Doolittle, a soldier from Connecticut, created images of the event to record these scenes for posterity. Join Park Ranger Roger Fuller for a fifty-minute walking tour of the Concord combat area through the eyes of Amos Doolittle. The tour will gather in Concord center at the base of Concord's Old Hill Burying Ground, located next to St. Bernard's Church, and conclude at North Bridge.
Location: Old Hill Burying Ground, next to St. Bernard's Church, Concord center.
Time:Sunday, September 18th, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fee Information: FREE
Warlike Preparations at the Barrett Farm
In 1775, Colonel James Barrett of Concord was responsible for safeguarding all the military supplies in town and his house was searched by British soldiers during their mission to Concord. Visit the Barrett House and experience the intense military preparations that helped launch America into the Revolutionary War.
Location: Col. James Barrett House, 455 Barrett's Mill Road, Concord
Time:10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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
Time:Sunday, September 25th, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM
"Cannons in Concord, and Why the Regulars Came Looking"
Massachusetts's military preparation in 1774-75 went beyond militia elections and infantry drills. The Provincial Congress also assembled an artillery force, with several cannon and mortars stored in Concord—including the "Hancock" gun now on display at the North Bridge visitor center. J. L. Bell, author of The Road to Concord, describes how those cannon came to the town, how Gen. Thomas Gage learned about them, and what happened next.
Location: Minute Man Visitor Center, 250 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA.
Time:Thursday, September 29th,7:00 PM
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.