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The Friends of Minute Man National Park is an independent non-profit, member based organization supporting the Park’s mission through fund-raising and volunteerism. Minute Man National Historical Park commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775 by protecting, preserving and interpreting the significant historic sites, structures, landscapes and ideas embodied by these events.

Our current major initiative is the restoration and commemoration Parker’s Revenge – the battle site where Lexington’s Captain Parker reengaged the British Regulars on their retreat to Boston. - Thanks to individual giving and foundation support provided by the Town of Lexington Community Preservation Committee, The Amelia Peabody Charitable Foundation and The Lexington Community Endowment.

We sponsored comprehensive archaeology research that uncovered 29 colonial and British musket balls from the battle. We have begun rehabilitation of the battlefield site via tree removal, trail design and the restoration of historic woodlots and orchards. The next component of the project is the creation of an exhibit and artifact display in the Minute Man Visitor Center.

 


Rehabilitation of the battlefield site via tree removal,
trail design and restoration of historic woodlots and orchards.

We are thankful for the support provided the project by numerous individual donors, the citizens of the Town of Lexington through the Community Preservation Act, Save Our Heritage, the Amelia Peabody Charitable Foundation, the Civil War Trust, The Society of the Cincinnati and The Lexington Community Endowment.


Ongoing site work of historic woodlots.



Winter Learning Series
Hosted at Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA

Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:00 p.m.
The Past We Never Knew: New Research and Reflections on the Black Experience in Concord 

A panel discussion honoring Black History month moderated by historian Jayne Gordon,
featuring revolutionary war scholars John Hannigan, Jane Sciacca and Dr. Maria Madison.

Sunday, March 25, 2018 2:00 p.m.
The Colors and Care of the Iris

To usher in Spring, Jan Sacks, owner of Joe Pye Weed Farm in Carlisle MA and President of the
Iris Society of Massachusetts will present a know and grow lecture on propagation, growing from seed
and maintaining a healthy and vibrant Iris bed.

The 2018 Lecture Series is a free community education program offered by
The Friends of Minute Man National Park, thanks to member support.


Think Spring and Save the Dates!

Woodcocks of Minute Man National Historical Park
Thursday, March 29, 2018 (rain date April 5), 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Meriam’s Corner Parking Lot 737 Lexington Road, Concord, MA

American Woodcocks are regular visitors to the field of Minute Man National Historical Park each spring.
Listen and watch for this unusual bird’s “sky dance” or courtship display.


Patriots Day Parade Monday, April 16, 2018 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friends of Minute Man National Park is calling all Patriots to join us on Monday, April 16, 2018 as we proudly participate in the Concord Patriots Day Parade. The Parade is a wonderful family event that meanders through historic downtown Concord to the North Bridge for festivities that commemorate the “Shot heard round the world” This is a 3 mile walk, rain or shine. The Friends meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Alcott Elementary School Parking Lot, 65 Laurel Street, Concord, MA – look for the Friends banner!

Thursday, May 31, 2018
7th Annual Buttrick Garden Party 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate spring and raise funds to maintain the historic Buttrick Garden at North Bridge Visitor Center. Sponsorship opportunities are now available, download the sponsorship brochure here. The event features a festive hat contest, garden style, raffles and a live auction with great food, wine and friends.






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