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“It seemed my duty” ~Concord and the American Civil War in 1863The Wayside: Home of Authors
10 am to 4:30 pm
Join us on Saturday, May 27 at the Wayside: Home of Authors for a day of Civil War Living History, Wayside Open House, and guest lecture by Historian Richard Smith.
1863 brought uncertainty to Concord and the United States of America. The announcement of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on January 1 was met with great jubilation across the North, but spring military campaigns brought defeat to Federal forces in Virginia. The men of Concord who had marched away the previous year were now battle-hardened veterans, while the citizens at home supported the war effort in whatever ways they could. With another of summer of horrific bloodshed looming on the horizon ideas of a quick victory had vanished. Join us at the Wayside to learn about the trials and triumphs of Concord in 1863.
Schedule of Events:
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. ~ Site closed
This event is sponsored in partnership with the Friends of Minute Man National Park
*Note public restrooms will not be available at the Wayside House for this program*
Women and the Aftermath of April 19th
Saturday, June 10
On April 19th, 1775 the women of colonial Massachusetts were uniquely prepared to handle the traumatic aftermath of the battle. They took on the tasks of managing their farms while also acting as nurses and mourners for those left behind. How did women utilize their own skills and experiences to keep their families and farms together during wartime?
We invite you to join living historian Jen Burns as she describes the challenges women faced along the Battle Road after April 19th. This 30-minute walking tour will start at Hartwell Tavern, then explore the Battle Road and the Samuel Hartwell House Site.
Explore the Elm Brook Hill Battle Site with Edmund Foster
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Left Behind: British Prisoners of War on the Battle Road
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Last updated: May 24, 2023