Battle Road 2014 Events - March and April 2014

Unless noted, there is no charge to attend any of the events below. Every effort has been made to create an accurate events list, but please verify dates, times and locations with the individual organizers.

·         Boston Massacre Re-Enactment - Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Old State House, Boston. Further information will be posted on the Bostonian Society Calendar.

 

·         Two lectures, Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road (intersection of Route 2A and Massachusetts Avenue), Lexington, MA:

·         12:00 noon:  Gallery Talk, Journeys and Discoveries:  The Stories Maps Tell - In anticipation of Matthew Edney’s lecture at 2 pm, Polly Kienle, Public Programs Coordinator, will lead this gallery talk focused on Revolutionary War-era maps from the Museum’s collection. While London mapmakers published views of the American colonies and towns where British soldiers and colonists fought for territory, other maps of North America reflected power struggles between European nations as well as Native American nations’ lessening influence on the continent. Free.

·         2:00 pm, Matthew Edney, Osher Professor in the History of Cartography at the University of Southern Maine - General Hugh, Earl Percy's Use of the Map of New England during the American Revolution:  How did British officers know the landscape of New England at the start of the revolution, whether strategically, tactically, or logistically? This public lecture considers the evidence provided by the annotations made on Hugh, Earl Percy's personal copy of the standard map of New England, together with the variety of maps available in the period, to outline the distinct kinds of geographical knowledge possessed by the British military in Boston in 1774-1775. This program is part of a series related to the Museum and Library’s collection of historic maps. It is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation.

 

·         Dress Rehearsal for the Battle on Lexington Green - Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm on the Battle Green, Lexington Center.
This is the dress rehearsal for the Patriots Day reenactment of the skirmish of April 19. 1775. Rain date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Contact: Lexington Minute Men via email.

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·         Family Program:  Get to Know Our Flag, Wednesday, April 23, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm, at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA:  April is a great month for flags! This family program explores the origins, history, legends and myths of the American flag. With the Museum’s historically significant 15-star flag as a backdrop, participants will enjoy hands-on activities. Bring family and friends to discover some surprising April flag history. $5/family (members); $7/family (non-members). No registration necessary for this approximately one-hour program.

 

·         Family Program: The Lexington Alarm, Thursday, April 24, 2 pm, at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA:  Each year at this time, the Museum displays an exciting piece of American history, the Lexington Alarm Letter. Written on April 19, 1775 by a citizen of Watertown to notify the American colonies near and far that war had begun, the letter still conveys the urgency of the shocking news. Families are invited to work together on hands-on, minds-on activities that explore the moment and the world in which this document was set down. Appropriate for ages 8 through adult. $6/family (members); $9/family (non-members). No registration necessary for this approximately 1.5 hour program.