Battle Road 2015 Events - March and April 2015

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 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Old State House, Boston. Further information will be posted on the Bostonian Society Calendar.

·         Dress Rehearsal for the Battle on Lexington Green - Saturday, April 11, 2015 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: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm.
Contact: Lexington Minute Men via email.

·         Robbins’ Ride – Sunday afternoon, April 19th:  Beginning at 5pm at the Robbins’ Home site at 112 Concord Rd. in Acton, an alarm rider on horseback will spread the alarm around Acton that “the Regulars are out of Boston” and shots will be fired at 4 historic properties along the route to commemorate the historic events of April 19th, 1775. The rider will stop at 4 commanders’ homes during the one-hour event. At Acton’s historic Faulkner Homestead, Colonel Faulkner himself will come out in his bedclothes and fire 3 signal shots into the air, followed by 3 more distant shots, and then 3 more, showing how the alarm was spread. For more information, see Robbins Ride.

 

·         Family Program: The Lexington Alarm, Wednesday, April 22, 2105 at 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.

 

·         Family Program:  Get to Know Our Flag, Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 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.

·         Embattled Farmers lecture at Old South Meeting House, Boston, Tuesday evening, April 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Rick Wiggin will lecture on the embattled farmers who responded to the Concord Alarm and to repeated calls for service during the course of the American Revolution.   Drawing on research for his book Embattled Farmers, the talk will look at a composite profile of the Revolutionary soldier from Massachusetts, identify how he was different from soldiers from other colonies, and bring some of these men to life through the human stories revealed in the historical record. The program is free and open to the public.  It gets underway at 6:30.  More information can be found at http://www.osmh.org/calendar/upcoming-events.