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.
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.
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
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
Ongoing site work of historic woodlots.
Winter Learning Series
Hosted at Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA
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.
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.
2018 Lecture Series is a free community education program
The Friends of Minute Man National Park, thanks to member
Think Spring and Save the
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,
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
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!
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.