Wednesday, April 24, 2013
This Sunday, April 28, religious institutions around Lexington will open their doors for historical tours in honor of the town's 300th anniversary.
In celebration of Lexington's 300th anniversary, 16 places of worhsip are coming together to offer a unique opportunity for locals to take a peek inside the town's many churches and synagogues. This "Open Doors" event will feature quick tours and 10-minute historical presentations from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. this Sunday, April 28, according to a press release, which says it's the first time in known history the town's places of worship have opened their doors all at once. "This only happens every 300 years," the press release said. "Ever wanted to peek inside one of Lexington's Churches or Synagogues (without having to attend a full service)? Well, on Sunday April 28th you will have such an opportunity." The tours and presentations will take…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Battle Road Brewing Company will toast the past with a lineup featuring a 1775 Tavern ale, Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale, a Lexington Green East India Pale Ale and a Midnight Ride Tavern Porter.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The following announcement was provided by Minute Man National Historical Park.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
In a ceremony held Oct. 3 at Hanscom Air Force Base, Col. Lester A. Weilacher, 66th Air Base Group commander, handed over several Revolutionary War artifacts to Nancy Nelson, superintendent of Minute Man National Historical Park. The artifacts, including several musket balls, a shoe buckle and knife, were uncovered during three extensive archeological digs that started in the 1990s and wrapped up in the mid-2000s. “The Air Force has a cultural resource program that can evaluate historical significance,” said Don Morris, civil engineering installation asset manager. “Because of Hanscom’s proximity to Revolutionary War battles, we invited the group to come out and survey the area.” The base is located near the site of a significant battle …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Each Sunday afternoon in March, a free lecture will be held at the Minute Man Visitor Center.
Friday, February 10, 2012
The following information was provided by the Friends of Minute Man National Park. The Friends of Minute Man National Park presents its annual Winter Lecture Series on Sunday afternoons in March. All lectures, which begin at 3 p.m., are free and open to the public at the Minute Man Visitor Center on Route 2A in Lincoln. For more information call 978-318-7822 or email email@example.com. March 4: Hilary Anderson Stelling presents “Sowing the Seeds of Liberty: Lexington and the American Revolution” March 11: Emily Murphy and Alicia Paresi present “Town and Country: an Exploration of Archeological Collections at Salem and Concord” March 18 George Quintal preents “Patriots of Color at Battle Road and Bunker Hill” March 25: David Wood …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Meetings, golf and more today in Lexington.
1. The Board of Selectmen meets at 7 p.m. tonight and is scheduled to hear recommendations from the Trash and Recycling Collection Task Force and discuss a special Town Meeting, the Munroe Center for the Arts license renewal and an RFP for an anerobic digester at the town's Hartwell Avenue facility. 2. Today's full slate of posted meetings also includes the Conservation Commission's Land Management Subcommittee at 8 a.m. at the Cary Memorial Building; the Sidewalk Committee at 11 a.m. at the Town Office Building; the Transportation Advisory Committee at 7 p.m. at the Town Office Building and the Lexington Council for the Arts at 7 p.m. at Cary Memorial Library. 3. The Lexington Historical Society's 3rd Annual Golf Classic at the Lexington …
Friday, September 16, 2011
With the towns tercentennial coming soon, sudents in the Lexington Public Schools have begun studying "Lexington, Then and Now," with support from the Lexington Education Foundation.
Most folks know by now that Lexington’s 300th birthday is being thoroughly planned out. What might come as a surprise is that dozens of young students are studying up in advance of the anniversary event. For the last two years, the Lexington Education Foundation has funded the “Lexington, Then and Now” grants, which have supported curriculum and professional development that will lead to social studies lessons plans connecting with the town and its 300 years. One of the objectives is to explore the town’s history across the past 300 years, with attention paid not just to the American Revolution, but as well to the importance of diversity and value Lexington has long placed on individual rights. “The kids should know about where they live …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Public meetings, artistic invitations and more today in Lexington.
1. Busy day of public meetings posted on the town website. The Planning Board, Appropriation and Design Advosiry committees are scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Office Building and Cary Hall; the Council on Aging meets at 3:30 p.m. at the Senior Center and the Trash and Recycling Task Force meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Public Works Building. 2. Calling all artists! Grace Chapel has put the call out for entries for "Orange," a juried art exhibit, which runs from Sept 17 - Nov. 2. All artists, regardless of religious affiliation, are welcome to submit up to two pieces from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Worthen Road chapel. 3. Keeping with the arts theme, the Lexington Arts and Crafts …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Three historians discuss this pivotal day in Lexington and Concord's history, which is also the root of the two towns' rivalry.
April 19, 1775. The events of this day, the start of the American Revolution, are essential to the history of Lexington and Concord. Patch talked with three experts - Leslie Perrin Wilson of the Concord Public Library, Lou Sideris at Minuteman National Park and Paul O'Shaughnessy of the Lexington Historical Society - to set the record straight on what exactly happened on April 19, 1775. These historians address the truth surrounding the "shot heard 'round the world," head-on, as well as the resulting rivalry between the two towns where the fight for American independence was born.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Lexington author continues her research, even after publication
This morning’s About Town focused on Shirley Moskow’s 9-year relationship with Emma Sargeant Barbour Whitney through Shirley's book, "Emma's World, An Intimate Look at Lives Touched by the Civil War Era." Her work resulted in an incredibly informative book, one gives us a first-hand look at mid-19th Century life. After reading the first few chapters, it’s clear this book belongs on high school and college shelves and should be required reading for those interested or studying women’s history. There are shelves and library sections now that are devoted to women. But, back then, precious little was written – and what was had a fairy tale feel or almost mythological bent. Frank Moore’s of "Women of the War, Their Heroism and Sacrifice," …
Lexington author reminds us of the Civil War and brings a young girl to life.
It’s been 150 years since the start of the Civil War, making 2011 its sesquicentennial milestone. For the next few years, anything related to that era is more than relevant. Blood marked the battlefields of Fort Sumter, Manassas and other places across the divided states. But it affected those at home, too. Shirley Moskow, a Lexington writer, opens the door into one girl’s life before, during and after the war. In "Emma's World: An Intimate Look at Lives Touched by the Civil War Era," letters from 1854-1863, plus Moskow’s research bring Emma Sargeant Barbour and her Cambridge family to life. Moskow shares those aged letters to Emma with readers. Between each missive she deftly weaves in commentary, research and explanations that open the …