Events

Winter Lecture Series: February

“Can You Dig It? 60 Years of Archaeology at Minute Man National Historical Park”

Sunday, February 23, 2020
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Bemis Hall, 2nd floor
15 Bedford Road, Lincoln
Free and open to the public

Join National Park Service Museum Specialist Nikki Walsh for a lecture about the history of excavation at the Minute Man National Historical Park. This talk will offer a glimpse into some of the hundreds of thousands of archaeological artifacts that represent thousands of years of history in Concord, Lexington, and Lincoln. 

Nikki is a museum specialist at the Northeast Museum Services Center which serves over 90 National Parks throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. She received a B.S. in Public History and Geology from Salem State University, and a M.A. in Historical Archaeology from Boston University. 

Parking is limited at Bemis Hall, please use parking lot at the First Parish in Lincoln located across the street at 14 Bedford Road. Refreshments will be served. Elevator is available to access 2nd floor.

For more information, please contact us or email us at director@friendsofminuteman.org.


Winter Lecture Series: March

“Stone Walls of Minute Man National Historical Park”

Sunday, March 29, 2020
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Bemis Hall, 2nd floor
15 Bedford Road, Lincoln
Free and open to the public

Robert Thorson, professor at University of Connecticut, will discuss the significance of stone walls found in the Minute Man National Historical Park (MMNHP). Thorson is a geologist, has authored several books on stone walls, and has an intimate knowledge of the walls at MMNHP through his work with the Park on various projects

Parking is limited at Bemis Hall, attendees may also use parking lot at the First Parish in Lincoln located across the street at 14 Bedford Road. Refreshments will be served. Elevator is available to access 2nd floor.

For more information, please contact us or email us at director@friendsofminuteman.org.

The Winter Lecture Series is supported in part by a grant from the Lincoln Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


Past Events

Halloween Tales and Lantern Walk

Saturday, October 19 and 26
Hartwell Tavern, Minute Man National Historical Park
112 North Great Road, Lincoln
Free; lanterns available for sale

Lantern Walk 5:30 – 6:15 pm: Celebrate Halloween with The Guild of Historic Interpreters! Join us at 5:30 p.m. for a slightly spooky lantern walk (for younger children) down the Battle Road Trail to meet the spirits of 1775. Meet at the Hartwell Tavern parkng area. Event is free; bring your own lantern or purchase one from the Friends of Minute Man National Park; $5 each or $10 per family. All proceeds benefit the Park. Recommended for children 6 and under.

Halloween Tales at 7:00 – 8:30 pm: The Guild of Historic Interpreters present an evening of traditional storytelling. Gather at the barn for a spooky selection of ghost stories from Old and New England. Please bring a flashlight for the walk from the Hartwell parking area to the barn behind Hartwell Tavern. Free. Appropriate for adults and children 7 and above.

For more information, click here


Minute Man 60th Anniversary
Lecture: “Realizing the Vision”

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Lexington Historical Society, Depot Building
13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA
Free; Space limited, please RSVP

Did you miss the lecture? Click here to view it on YouTube.

Join us for a special evening program celebrating Minute Man’s 60th anniversary. Our speaker for the evening is Lou Sideris, former Chief of Interpretation and Park Planner at Minute Man (ret.) who will reflect the founding and ongoing development of Minute Man National Historical Park. Reception and refreshments to follow.

Admission is free, but space is limited so reservations are required. Please email your name and number in your party to mima_info@nps.gov.

For more information about the multi-day celebration of the Minute Man National Park 60th Anniversary, Click here.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of Minute Man National Park, Minute Man National Historical Park, and the Lexington Historical Society.


Minute Man 60th Anniversary
Concert: Patriotic Music with the Concord Band

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 pm
North Bridge Visitor Center Grounds
174 Liberty Street, Concord, MA
Free and open to the public

Did you miss the concert? Click here to watch it on YouTube.

As 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of both the Minute Man National Park and the Concord Band, the park and the band have teamed up to present a concert of patriotic inspired music on the field overlooking the North Bridge. The public is invited to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic while enjoying the performance. The Friends of Minute Man National Park will present a special birthday cake to the park during the event and will provide free cupcakes while supplies last.

As parking is limited, local community members are invited to walk to the park. Rain location is at 51 Walden Performing Arts Center in Concord, MA.

For more information about the multi-day celebration of the Minute Man National Park 60th Anniversary, Click here.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Minute Man National Park, Minute Man National Historical Park, and the Concord Band.