Sunday, April 14, 2013
Before a robust audience along Mass Ave in Lexington, the minutemen battled back the British Regulars to claim the field at Tower Park Saturday afternoon as part of the Patriots' Day festivities along the Battle Road.
Like so many times before, the calls of "Huzzah" fell flat as the Redcoats retreated to the east. The minutemen companies had swarmed Tower Park, pushing back the British Regulars to claim the field here in Lexington. As re-enactments go, this one looked pretty real: Fake gunfire led to fake fatalities. That's fitting, though, since the Battle of Tower Park itself is fake -- unlike the other Patriots' Day weekend festivities along the Battle Road, the Saturday afternoon show isn't based on a real battle. The historical fiction is plenty popular, however. A crowd of maybe a dozen deep lined the sidewalk along Mass Ave, looking over the park as minutemen battled back the Redcoats to advance past foes lying prone in the field and through the …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Looking at the what, when and when of Patriots' Day weekend events along the Battle Road in Lexington, Lincoln and Concord.
It starts tomorrow. Patriots' Day weekend has arrived, and we all know what that means: Parades, patriotism, people and the smell of sulfur in the morning. The running battles and re-enactments begin tomorrow, April 13. An afternoon parade and midnight ride will be among the highlights on Sunday, April 14. And on Patriots' Day itself -- Monday, April 15 -- there will be enough activities that it wouldn't be fair to try and pack them all into one sentence. So, flip through the photos above. Many of the area's Patriots' Day weekend events are included therein. And, scroll down below to find event information in an easy-to-scan list, subdivided according to community. Among the hotspots you'll want to check out: the Concord Museum, Minute Man…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
New brewers 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.
Like so many Americans before them, Jeremy Cross and Scott Houghton looked to the Battle Road as a symbol of freedom. The hallowed stretch from Concord to Lexington (and from there on into Boston) along which colonial militias once engaged the British Regulars in a running battle, has quenched many a thirst over the years: For freedom, for innovation, for grape juice and, now, for craft beer. Brewers with 35 years of industry experience between them, Cross and Houghton have decided to branch out on their own, starting Battle Road Brewing Company. While finding a name that evokes a reaction is considered crucial for breweries, it was an easy choice for Cross and Houghton. In Battle Road Brewing Company, they’ve got one that neatly combines …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Battles broke out along the Battle Road, re-enactors with muskets and cannons dealt make-believe death blows at Tower Park and thousands came to Lexington, Lincoln and Concord to enjoy Patriots' Day Weekend.
The events of April 19, 1775 are well known in these parts. And Patriots' Day, a recognition of the bravey, the resolve and the actions taken by colonial men and women on that day, has evolved into a weekend-long celebration. Patriots' Day weekend got started in a big way on Saturday, April 14, with well attended activities along the Battle Road in Minute Man National Historical Park, the popular re-enactment at Tower Park in Lexington and a slew of other events, including the Patriot's Ball in Concord. Flip through the photo gallery above to see re-enactors and revelers enjoying the start of Patriots' Day weekend. And upload your own images to add to our gallery!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Colonial militia and British Regulars clashed along the Battle Road during a series of re-enactments Saturday, April 14, along a stretch Route 2A between Lexington and Concord.
Patriots' Day weekend events were in full swing on Saturday, April 14 as the colonial militia and minutemen clashed with the British Regulars at strategic spots along the Battle Road, a path that more or less runs parallel to Route 2A between Concord and Lexington. According to Minute Man National Historical Paark's Lou Sideris, the running battle began at Meriam's Corner and progressed eastward as local minute man companies engaged the British Regulars as the Redcoats retreated back to Boston after the Concord Fight at the Old North Bridge. While the Meriam's Corner Exercises went down last weekend, MMNHP's big day is the Saturday of Patriots' Day weekend, Sideris said, referring to historical houses, cannon fire, the running battle at …
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 …