Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The federal government giveth, and the federal government taketh away.
In recent years, the stories have more often been about what Minute Man National Historical Park has gained thanks to federal funds. But now, as the nation copes with “sequestration” cuts, the narrative shifts toward what may be lost. According to a report last week by The Globe, Minute Man National Historical Park is facing a six-figure budget reduction to which park staff must adjust to even as they prepare for Patriots’ Day festivities sure to attract thousands to the hotbed of Revolutionary history next month. Reports the Globe: The $137,000 budget reduction at Minute Man National Historic Park in Concord, part of the automatic spending cuts in the federal budget triggered by an impasse over how to reduce the federal budget deficit, …
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 …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
From lessons in colonial housekeeping to a militia muster.
The following announcement was provided by Minute Man National Historical Park. On Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Minute Man National Historical Park presents our popular fall open house, inviting you to many of the restored historic homes along the Battle Road. Start your visit by picking up a park map and a program at Minute Man Visitor Center on Route 2A in Lexington or at North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty Street in Concord. At the Jacob Whittemore House in Lexington, join us for Hat’s Off! A Tribute to Homespun Heroes. Activities for all ages include making your own colonial hat and being in a play to learn how spinning, cooking, cleaning, and shopping all helped to defend liberty. At historic Brooks Village in …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Here are five things to do this weekend in and around Lexington.
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. Summer Concert Series in Lexington Center Where/When: Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Ave.; 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24 Why Go: It's the second-to-last of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce's annual Summer Concert Series outdoors on the Lexington Visitors Center lawn. The featured performer is Jumpin' Juba. Pricing: Free 2. Founders Day Celebration Where/When: Jacob Whittemore House, Hartwell Tavern and the Wayside at Minute Man NHP; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Minute Man National Historical Park rangers served as color guard at Fenway Park on Thursday, July 19 for the Red Sox game versus the Chicago White Sox.
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
Minute Man NHP is hosting open houses/trade days along the Battle Road on Saturday, Sept. 17.
The following is a press release from Minute Man National Historical Park. On Saturday, Sept. 17, Minute Man National Historical Park will offer a rare opportunity to see inside most of the restored historic homes along the Battle Road in the park. Visit the Nathan Meriam House, Samuel Brooks House, Job Brooks House and Colonel James Barrett House in Concord; the Noah Brooks Tavern, Captain William Smith House and John Nelson House in Lincoln, and the Jacob Whittemore House in Lexington. Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to explore different trades and tales of the colonial period including a joiner, blacksmith, tailor, printer, cordwainer, and cooper, along with spinning, dyeing and weaving, agriculture and archaeology. Start your visit by …