Monday, February 25, 2013

American Revloution - April events

Saturday, April 13th
Battle Road
Hartwell Tavern and Captain William Smith House, Lincoln
Hartwell Tavern open: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Captain William Smith House open: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Battle Road 2012 will feature events in Lincoln and Lexington. Activities will include musket and cannon firing, battle demonstrations, colonial life demonstrations and family activities. The event schedule is as follows:

Bloody Angle Battle Demonstration
Hartwell Tavern Area, Lincoln
11:00 a.m.
Nearly 300 Colonial and British re-enactors demonstrate tactics used during the running fight back to Boston on April 19, 1775. The action will occur between "Bloody Angle" and the Samuel Hartwell House site along the Battle Road Trail.

Parker's Revenge Battle Demonstration
Parker's Revenge Site (near Minute Man Visitor Center, 250 North Great Road, Lincoln MA.)
2:00 p.m.
The Lexington Train Band (militia company) will demonstrate an ambush on the British column, as occured on April 19, 1775 as Captain Parker's Lexington militia company took revenge on the British for their losses earlier that morning.
Sunday, April 14th
Town of Lexington Patriot's Day Parade
2:00 p.m.
Commemorate Patriot's Day and the 300th Anniversary celebration of Lexington's incorporation as a Town in 1713. The approximately two-and-a-half-mile-long Parade begins at 2:00 pm sharp in East Lexington on Massachusetts Avenue, proceeds through downtown Lexington and ends on Worthen Road by the town pool.

See this link for more detailed information about this weekend's events in Lexington:

Monday, April 15th (Patriot's Day observed)
Lexington Battle Reenactment and Parade
Lexington Green
5:30 a.m.
The Town of Lexington celebrates the first shots of the American Revolution with a reenactment of the early-morning engagement between the town's militia and the Briitish regulars.

Commemoration of the North Bridge Fight, and Concord Parade
North Bridge, Concord
8:30 a.m.
British reenactors will be joined by the Acton Minutemen and other local companies for a special commemoration of the North Bridge Fight featuring musket salutes. The Concord Parade will arrive at North Bridge around 9:30 a.m.

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