Our muskets are polished and our flags are flying in preparation for the Concord Museum’s three-day-celebration of Patriots’ Day from Saturday, April 13 through Monday, April 15thwith fascinating living history demonstrations, Minutemen reenactments, Colonial period dancing and music, inspiring revolutionary art making, and more!
On April 13 and 14thfrom 10:00am to 4:00pm, there will be hourly Patriots’ Day demonstrations and workshops at the Concord Museum’s Rasmussen Education Center. Try your hand at the Feather Quill making and writing workshop and write like a Revolutionary! On the Museum’s courtyard Billerica Minutemen (and women) will be camped out and doing Revolutionary War cooking, musket-making, and other demonstrations. And don’t forget to explore the Museums’ outstanding collection of Revolutionary War artifacts including the famous “one, if by land, two, if by sea” lantern, powder horns and muskets.
As the Patriots’ Day Parade heads through the center of Concord onApril 15th, stop by historic Wright Tavern – the place where the American Revolution started! Play colonial games, make your own tricorn hat, and learn about the history of the Tavern and the role it played on April 19, 1775. Listen to the battle cries of fifer Don Heminitz and learn what it would have been like as a young Concord resident, too young to fight in battle but eager to protect his family and home.
At 12 noon take a walk from the Wright Tavern to the Hill Burying Ground to get the same view of the depicted in Amos Doolittle’s View of the Town of Concordon April 19, 1775.
Then march over to the Concord Museum, and enjoy patriotic art activities for families, try on colonial clothing, or join a workshop and be taught to dance the Minuet Step, the Marmaduke Hornpipe, and other 17thcentury dances that entertained the people of Concord.
All the activities are Free with Museum admission. All activities at the historic Wright Tavern and outside the Concord Museum are Free. For more details go to www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 x216.
Patriots’ Day activities are made possible in part by the generous support of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.
Patriots’ Day ‘Evening’
And just when you thought you knew everything about Patriots’ Day! On the evening Monday, April 15, 7:00pm join us for a talk about The Revolution’s Odd Couple: Sam Adams and John Hancockfrom renowned storyteller and Northeastern University historian William M. Fowler, Jr. Learn how these two very different men worked together to shape the fabric of the American Revolution and the country that it formed. Fowler is the author of The Baron of Beacon Hill: A Biography of John Hancock (1980) and Samuel Adams: Radical Puritan (1997).Members $5; Non-members $10. To register got to www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 x216
This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and grants from the Concord Cultural Council, the Lexington Council of Arts, and the Lincoln Cultural Council – local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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