Historian, Author J.L. Bell to speak At Minute Man National Historical Park, September 29, 2016.

Historian J.L. Bell
J.L. Bell

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News Release Date: September 20, 2016

Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-318-7833

Concord, Massachusetts. Historian J.L. Bell explores the beginnings of America's War for Independence at Minute Man National Historical Park, Thursday, September 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the Minute Man Visitor Center, 250 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA. Free to all to attend. A book signing will follow Mr. Bells presentation.

The Road to Concord tells the history of four small brass cannon stolen from militia armories in Boston, smuggled out of town to the countryside, and finally located by royal spies in Concord. The Patriots and British General Thomas Gage both had reasons to keep those guns out of their public reports on the start of the war, meaning this story has never been fully told before.

J. L. BELL is the proprietor of boston1775.net, a popular website dedicated to the history of the American Revolution in New England. A Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and American Antiquarian Society, he is author of the National Park Service's study of George Washington's work in Cambridge, and has delivered papers to the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Organization of American Historians, and historic sites around greater Boston.

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. -end-

Last updated: September 20, 2016

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