Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Historical Society, an exhibit of bent shapes, meetings and more today in Lexington.
1. Lexington Historical Society's Annual Meeting: The annual meeting of the Lexington Historical Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. this evening at the Lexington Depot. Lexington resident Sam Doran will speak on the new book of essays by S. Lawrence Whipple, of which he is editor. 2. Check Out Bent Shapes and Reflections at LACS: The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society's Metalworkers Guild, for its annual show, joined forces with the Photography Guild to combine their talents for "Bent Shapes and Reflections," which opened Sunday and runs through April 16. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include: The Traffic Safety Advisory Committee at 9:30 a.m. at the Town Office Building; the …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Arts, music, an accused killer in court and more today in Lexington.
1. Conkey Due in Court: Craig Conkey, the man accused in the previously unsolved 1992 murder of Kathleen Dempsey, has a status hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. today in Middlesex Superior Court. The defendant is expected in court, according to a spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney's office. 2. Lexington Historical Society's Cronin Lecture Series: At 8 p.m. tonight at the Lexington Depot, the Lexington Historical Society's Cronin Lecture Series presents distinguished MIT Professor of History Pauline Maier on her new book "Ratification." This event is free and open to the public, and dessert and coffee will be served. 3. Lots to Do in Lexington This Weekend: Take a peek at some of our picks for five things to do this weekend in and…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Buckman and Munroe taverns, along with the Hancock-Clarke House in Lexington open for guided tours at 10 a.m. this Saturday, March 31.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The following press release was provided by the Lexington Historical Society. Lexington’s three historic house museums—Buckman Tavern, Munroe Tavern, and the Hancock-Clarke House—along with the Buckman Tavern Museum Shop all open for the season for guided tours. At each of the homes, experienced tour guides in 18th century attire will take the visitor through the important events of April 18 and 19, 1775. Buckman Tavern, at 1 Bedford St., will feature a new interpretation based on recent original research that has provided fresh insight into the lives of the slaves, youth, women, and militiamen of Lexington at the outbreak of the Revolution. Museum rooms have been refurnished and stories retold to reflect this new, in depth interpretation…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
A look at what's going on in and around Lexington this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Lexington and beyond. 1. Big Band Concert Where/When: Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St.; 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 9 Why Go: Lexington High's Jazz Big Band will join the Mingus Festival winning Jazz Ensemble for an evening of great jazz music. The Jazz Big Band repertoire will include It's Deja Vu (All Over Again) by Dave Brubeck, arranged by Dave Wolpe; Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) by Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by Paul Murtha; and I Mean You by Thelonius Monk and Coleman …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Sunday was the third annual Luminary Night in Lexington to benefit educational programs and scholarships in town. Click through the photos or upload your own to our gallery.
Taken on their own, neither votive tea lights nor white paper bags say much about a community. But putting them together to light the night is one of the ways Lexington shows its support for local scholarships and educational programs. From 5 to 7 p.m. this past Sunday, Dec. 4 residents around town set homes and pathways aglow with luminary kits purchased from the Lexington Historical Society and LexFUN!, organizers of the annual Luminary Night event. Proceeds from the kits—sold for $20 each at local elementary schools and participating preschools, as well as the Depot Building between Nov. 28 to Dec. 2—benefit LexFUN’s preschool scholarship fund, local PTAs and the Lexington Historical Society’s educational programs on colonial life and …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
“Civil Rights in Lexington: Challenge and Change,” an event sponsored by the Lexington Human Rights Committee and Lexington Historical Society, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6, at Cary Hall.
Since earning its reputation for being revolutionary, Lexington has been looked to as a leader. And this Sunday afternoon at Cary Hall, a panel will turn back the clock for an educational look back at what Lexington was like during the 1960s in a program aimed at building both community consciousness and Civil Rights era archives. Titled “Civil Rights in Lexington: Challenge and Change,” this free program is sponsored by the town's Human Rights Committee and Historical Society and should feature perspectives, questions and answers of six panelists and a moderator. Event organizers are hopeful the afternoon’s conversation will relate to current issues that aren’t so different from those folks faced back when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The rain and traffic took a detour, making this another successful event.
More than 60 golfers participated in the Lexington Historical Society’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament, held at Lexington Golf Club Monday, Oct. 3. The day was planned from early morning registration to after dinner desert, but even the best plans sometimes hold a glitch. Ours started at 9 a.m., at the end of Hill Street. Orange cones and a nice young cadet named Corazzini told us we couldn’t get onto Hill Street to the Golf Club. “Take Manning,” he said. But there were no detour signs, and we had a bevy of golfers arriving in little more than an hour. Fortunately, I was able to ring Police Capt. Joseph O’Leary to ask if there was anything they could do. The Lexington Police are here to protect and serve. I’m pretty sure this runs outside the …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
See the restoration and participate in a special dedication!
The Lexington Historical Society is inviting the public to the Munroe Tavern on Massachusetts Avenue on Sept. 25 to help celebrate its recent restoration. Ongoing tours through the tavern are scheduled from noon until 4 p.m. A ceremony dedicating the Elsa O. Sullivan Program Center is slated for 2 p.m. I can’t think of a more deserving woman. Elsa -- known for her quick wit, a cane she doesn’t really need and her formal gloves -- always has a kind word for everyone, and she possesses a generous heart. Congratulations, Elsa. The event is open and free to the public. Please take advantage of this opportunity to see how the Historical Society restored the tavern, giving it new life and insuring its place in Lexington's past and future.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Wet weather, West Nile, fun features and a bunch of Blue Sox baseball this week in Lexington.
Wet weather, West Nile Virus, road work, some fun features and a bunch of Blue Sox baseball made headlines this week here in Lexington. It started on Monday morning, when rainfall and more in the forecast prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Watch for Lexington and surrounding communities. Also on Monday, Patch introduced "Dispatches," a series telling stories of people chasing a changing American Dream in challenging times. It was also a callout, asking readers to submit ideas of their own. Tuesday came the verdict of our Lexington Center Sandwich Tour, which named Tutto Italiano's specialty, "The Lexington," tops in town. And that morning's About Town column shared info from Town Manager Carl Valente, including that …
Friday, August 19, 2011
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The Lexington Historical Society this week took an old-school approach to new media, creating a Twitter account that will tweet out daily entries from the diary of the Rev. Jonas Clarke. Their creation of the handle @JonasClarke is the latest sign that social media is not some silly circus, but rather an evolving avenue for any number of organizations and individuals to connect with friends, family, followers and the general public. Local businesses, like Ranc's and Ride Studio Cafe, use Twitter and Facebook to promote flavors of the day and events. And the Recreation Department uses Facebook to let friends know about things like hours of operation and Summer Fun Fests. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Any number of individuals …