Battle Road Brewing Company will toast the past with a lineup featuring a 1775 Tavern ale, Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale, a Lexington Green East India Pale Ale and a Midnight Ride Tavern Porter.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Monday, April 16, 2012
History reenacted on Patriots' Day morning in Lexington.
As the Patriots' Day dawn broke over the Battle Green, a crowd thousands strong stood, along with the Lexington Minutemen, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the British Regulars. They marched into town from the east, as the companies came on April 19, 1775. And, though it's April 16, 2012, the results looked roughly the same as that fateful morning when American liberty was born in Lexington and Concord. The local militia bravely stood their ground as the Redcoats approached with both numbers and training on their side. Suddenly, a shot rang out, from who know's where. And thus began a brief firefight that left eight men dead, the first veterans to lose their lives in the American Revolution. This time around, neither the bullets nor the…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
So you say you want a Revolution?
Happy Tuesday! I hope you were all able to make it over to Meriam’s Corner on Saturday to see the re-enactments. More Patriotic excitement is on the way this weekend. If you missed it, or you want more, take a look at this action-packed schedule of events provided by Lou Sideris, chief of planning and communications at Minute Man National Historical Park, and the fine volunteers of the Concord Public Ceremonies Committee: Many thanks, also, to Lou for providing these excellent photos from last year’s event. 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. Activities will include musket and cannon firing, battle …
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Shadows of Emerson and the residents of the Old Manse loom in this week's continued exploration of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
The following is part 11 of an ongoing Sleepy Hollow series. Leaving the grave of Robert Bulkeley Emerson, we'll walk down the narrow path to get closer to that five-foot, rough-hewn chunk of rose quartz. [Photo 1] Quartz is plentiful in the earth's crust; but a quartz stone of this size, colored rose by the presence of iron, manganese, and possibly titanium or lithium, is striking. A fitting symbol to mark the grave of the nature-loving Transcendentalist leader, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson (1803–1882), the philosopher, lecturer, essayist, abolitionist, and poet, led America's 19th century literary movement — indeed, America's literary movement. It was he who brought Bronson Alcott and his family to Concord; who influenced Thoreau to …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
A look at one of the oldest houses in Concord, where a decisive battle took place during the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
It's 12:30 p.m. on April 19, 1775 and a band of roughly 300 Americans led by militia strategist Major Buttrick have been routing the British with guerrilla tactics. The colonists are making their way across Massachusetts in hopes of destroying militia weapons depots 20 miles west of Boston in the sleepy town of Concord. Under orders from Massachusetts Governor, Thomas Gage, by way of King George III's decree to squash the American uprising, 700 British troops, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn, are forced to retreat from the Old North Bridge and make their way towards a secluded ridge near Mill Brook. The Americans are crafty though, and through Paul Revere's famous lanterns in the Old North …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Grab your yellow bag and collect trash the first week of April. Minute details make the Minute Men.
Publish Date: Feature this Article? Major feature? Featured starting at Leave blank to start immediately Featured until Leave blank to feature indefinitely While on the subject of getting ready for Patriots’ Day festivities, I was walking my dog around the neighborhood the other day and was amazed at the bits and pieces of trash I saw along the route. The jagged bottle neck, snack bags and a glossy Denny’s menu (I do not make these things up) did not appear overnight, I know. They are months’ worth of accumulation that was hidden beneath the snow. That afternoon, I stopped by the Division of Natural Resources office on Keyes Road for a bright yellow garbage bag, so I could pick up the junk. It was timely, as the first week of April is …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Round table discussions dissect soldiers' diaries.
Voter Registration Update Town Clerk Anita Tekle said that approximately 20 people registered to vote by the March 9 deadline. Last Wednesday was the final day to register to vote, if you wish to cast a ballot in the March 29 annual town election and to vote and speak on the warrant during the Annual Town Meeting the last week of April. The number is not exact, Anita said, because it does not account for residents who may have taken advantage of registering to vote at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Here’s to Independence! Next month, Concord will celebrate the American Revolution in its usual historic fashion, so now is a good time to devote some articles in recognition of this upcoming event. Concord and its surrounding communities have…