Thursday, May 16, 2013
An afternoon accident Bypass and Lexington roads on the Concord-Lincoln line created a peculiar scene and slowed traffic Thursday as three agencies pieced together what happened.
Police from Concord, Lincoln and the National Park Service responded to an unusual accident Thursday afternoon that leveled traffic signals and slowed traffic at the town line. The accident occurred around 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, where Lincoln's Bypass Road meets Concord's Lexington Road on Route 2A and the Battle Road through a Minute Man National Historical Park. A severed stop light laid atop a smaller Acura sedan parked alongside an NPS farm and cattle-covered field. A little ways to the west, a Stop and debris were strewn about a fork in the road. Concord Police and Fire Department personnel gathered at the scene, along with police from Lincoln and the NPS. As public safety personnel checked out the male driver, officers attempted…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
We'll be using Storify to round up the social media mentions of the area's Patriots' Day events over the next 10 days. Contribute to our coverage by using tags like #PatriotsDay, #1775, #Lexington and #Concord.
In these parts, Patriots' Day is much more than a day -- it's practically a way of life. And never is that clearer than these next 10 days, starting with the Meriam's Corner Exercises on April 6 in Concord and culminating with the afternoon exhibition April 15 in Lexington. Over that time, we at Patch will be working to tell stories of locals telling stories of those brave Patriots long, long ago. And you can help. All you have to do to be a part of our coverage is make sure to tag your social media updates with things like #PatriotsDay, #1775, #Lexington and #Concord. Yes, it’s that simple. We’ll be using Storify to scour Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and even YouTube to find the freshest social scuttlebutt to feed into our continuing …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The federal government giveth, and the federal government taketh away.
In recent years, the stories have more often been about what Minute Man National Historical Park has gained thanks to federal funds. But now, as the nation copes with “sequestration” cuts, the narrative shifts toward what may be lost. According to a report last week by The Globe, Minute Man National Historical Park is facing a six-figure budget reduction to which park staff must adjust to even as they prepare for Patriots’ Day festivities sure to attract thousands to the hotbed of Revolutionary history next month. Reports the Globe: The $137,000 budget reduction at Minute Man National Historic Park in Concord, part of the automatic spending cuts in the federal budget triggered by an impasse over how to reduce the federal budget deficit, …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
A peek at five local events this weekend around Bedford, Concord and Lexington.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend. 1. Lexington Community Education presents: Poems For My Coloring Book Where/When: Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Sq, Lexington; 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4 Why Go: Because this LCE event promises "A Celebration of Sound & Vision" featuring a reading by Lexington poet Marcia Steere and music of the Wayside Quartet, a Concord-based outfit that performs classical and popular music. Pricing: $5. Pre-register using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781-862-8043. 2. Colonial 12th Night …
Monday, November 26, 2012
You told us which photo you think best represents Concord (and Concord Patch).
We asked, you answered and we received some great entries to our Concord Patch Facebook page cover photo contest. The voting closed at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and the winner: a black-and-white of the Old North Bridge snapped (or at least uploaded) by Jared Kofsky. Congratulations, Jared: Your winning submission will receive a $50 gift card plus bragging rights that your photo is the top of our Facebook page! Just contact Concord Patch editor Patrick Ball to tell us where to send your gift card. Thank you everyone for your submissions, and check out our Facebook page to see Jared's Concord Patch cover photo!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
This weekend, after eight years of restoration and legislation, Save Our Heritage will transfer ownership of Barrett Farm to the National Park Service and Minute Man National Historical Park.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
The following was provided by Minute Man National Historical Park. This Saturday, Oct. 27 Save Our Heritage and Minute Man National Historical Park are holding an event to celebrate the completion of the Save Our Heritage restoration of Barrett Farm, and the transfer of its ownership to the National Park Service, Minute Man National Historical Park. A public ceremony with U.S. Rep Niki Tsongas and others will take place at Barrett Farm, 448 Barretts Mill Road, at 11 a.m., followed by an Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Restoration of the historic Barrett House, built in 1705, began eight years ago when Save Our Heritage (SOH), a Concord-based nonprofit preservation organization, acquired Barrett Farm and the 3.4 acres of surrounding land …
Monday, October 22, 2012
A quick look at a few things to see, do and know today in Concord.
1. The Invisible Wounds of War: As part of the Concord Festival of Authors, physician John A. Parrish will discuss "his wartime work in Vietnam and his 40-year struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" at 7:30 p.m. this evening at Emerson Hospital's Chenery Conference Room. 2. American Revolution Round Table: The true meaning of Paul Revere's ride will be the topic at 7 p.m. tonight at Minute Man National Historical Park, at 250 North Great Rd, Lincoln, where David Hackett Fisher will read from "Paul Revere's Ride" and Lincoln Minute Men re-enactors Rick Wiggin and Jim Hogan will discuss the book. To reserve a place, contact moderator Mel Bernstein at email@example.com or 781-259-9926. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The following announcement was provided by Minute Man National Historical Park.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
In a ceremony held Oct. 3 at Hanscom Air Force Base, Col. Lester A. Weilacher, 66th Air Base Group commander, handed over several Revolutionary War artifacts to Nancy Nelson, superintendent of Minute Man National Historical Park. The artifacts, including several musket balls, a shoe buckle and knife, were uncovered during three extensive archeological digs that started in the 1990s and wrapped up in the mid-2000s. “The Air Force has a cultural resource program that can evaluate historical significance,” said Don Morris, civil engineering installation asset manager. “Because of Hanscom’s proximity to Revolutionary War battles, we invited the group to come out and survey the area.” The base, which borders the towns of Concord, Bedford, …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
From lessons in colonial housekeeping to a militia muster.
The following announcement was provided by Minute Man National Historical Park. On Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Minute Man National Historical Park presents our popular fall open house, inviting you to many of the restored historic homes along the Battle Road. Start your visit by picking up a park map and a program at Minute Man Visitor Center on Route 2A in Lexington or at North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty Street in Concord. At the Jacob Whittemore House in Lexington, join us for Hat’s Off! A Tribute to Homespun Heroes. Activities for all ages include making your own colonial hat and being in a play to learn how spinning, cooking, cleaning, and shopping all helped to defend liberty. At historic Brooks Village in…
Friday, June 1, 2012
The Friends of Minute Man National Park hosted a May 30 garden party to raise funds for the continued restoration of the historic Buttrick Gardens.
Minute Man National Historical Park’s historic appeal doesn’t stop with the events of April 19, 1775. In fact, there’s an ongoing battle to bring back the lush and beautiful gardens overlooking the old North Bridge in Concord. On Wednesday, May 30, the Friends of Minute Man National Park, with a little help from their friends, hosted a garden party to raise funds for the continued restoration of the historic Buttrick Gardens outside MMNHP’s North Bridge Visitor Center. “Our mission is not just the Revolution, but every aspect of the park,” said Betsy Lanjuin, an event organizer and membership director for the Friends of Minute Man. “These Buttrick Gardens have been here for 100 years and I think they’re very historic in their own right, …