The Hive was Buzzing with Activity

We had an amazing turnout for “The Hive: A Symposium for Living History Interpreters” in anticipation of the upcoming 250th anniversary of the beginning of the American Revolution. This annual learning event took place over two days in February and attracted over 130 living history professionals from across New England. Attendees listened to scholarly lectures, learned about visitor engagement, and received training on all aspects of historical impressions, from the correct materials, lace, and buttons to hairstyles and cosmetics.

The Friends of Minute Man is fortunate to work with such talented living history reenactors and interpreters. These folks bring history to life at Minute Man National Historical Park and at historical sites around New England. By providing a full view of life during the American Revolution, from civilians to soldiers, these dedicated volunteers are crucial to Patriots’ Day and other living history events at the park.

Click here to watch the recording of The Hive! In case you missed it, parts of The Hive were recorded and are available for viewing thanks to Minuteman Media Network.

Thank you to Minute Man National Historical Park, the event organizers, and sponsors, including the Friends of Minute Man Historical Park, Revolution 250, Freedom’s Way, and our host, the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

Written by Kathleen D. Fahey, Executive Director, Friends of Minute Man National Park.

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Image above: volunteers drill at The Hive to prepare for Patriots’ Day. Images below: exhibit tables, a sewing circle, and an overview of activities at The Hive.