The Lincoln Minute Men

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The Lincoln Minute Men typically gather once a month in Lincoln, MA at 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of the month. Please check the calendar for details of upcoming Musters

April Events
The Lincoln Minute Men celebrate many historical and patriotic events in the month of April

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, April 7th, 2012—Paul Revere's Capture

At 2:50 PM, the Lincoln Company of Minute Men will assemble at the Battle Road Visitors Center of the Minute Man National Historical Park. From there, with flags flying and to the tune of colonial fifes and drums, the Lincoln Minute Men and their guests will march down Nelson Road, a section of the original Battle Road, to the Paul Revere Capture Site on Route 2A.

In a lively ceremony beginning at 3 PM, the Minute Men will commemorate the capture of Revere and Dawes and the escape of Samuel Prescott and give a brief historical narrative of the events and the heroism of Lincoln residents in carrying the alarm to Concord. All this will be accompanied a musket salute and by colonial music performed by the Fifes and Drums of the Lincoln Minute Men, the Middlesex County Volunteer Fifes and Drums, and the Middlesex County 4-H Fifes and Drums.

Sunday April 15th, 2012 — The Lincoln Salute: A Concert of 18th Century Fife & Drum Music

From 1:45-3:30 PM in Pierce Park, the Lincoln Minute Men will host a concert of 18th century fife and drum music.  In the 18th century, military fifers and drummers played folk tunes from all the cultures of Europe, as well as works by the major composers of the era.  The Salute includes performances by the Fifes and Drums of the Lincoln Minute Men, 1st Michigan Fifes and Drums, the Bluff Point Quahog Diggers, the Middlesex County Volunteer Fifes and Drums, the Middlesex County 4-H Fifes and Drums, and other invited music groups.

Sunday April 15th, 2012 — Alarm & Muster of the Lincoln Minute Men

At 7:00 PM, the Lincoln Company of Minute Men will re-enact a drama that unfolded in the center of colonial Lincoln just after midnight on April 19, 1775. Captain William Smith will arrive by horse to ring the bell of the White Church (on Bedford Road, across from the town library) and spread the alarm that the British Regulars are coming.

The Lincoln Minute Men will run from the nearby houses and muster before the White Church to receive their orders for the march to Concord. The event will include a horse rider, historical explanations, colonial music, a musket salute, and lots of Revolutionary commotion.

Monday April 16th, 2012 — Dawn Tribute and March to Concord

At 6:45 AM, the Lincoln Company of Minute Men will muster in front of the Stone Church in Lincoln Center, in preparation for their march to Concord. They will march first to the cemetery at Bemis Hall for a Dawn Tribute musket salute to the Patriots buried there. The Minute Men will then march along Sandy Pond Road toward Concord, with colonial music and musket firing along the way. The parade in Concord begins at 9:00 AM, and the events in Concord will include a reenactment of the historic battle at the North Bridge, beginning at about 9:30 AM.

Sunday, April 22th, 2012 — Old Burial Ground Tribute

At 2:30 PM, the Lincoln Minute Men will assemble at the Pierce House and march to the Town Cemetery on Old Lexington Road. The Minute Men will be accompanied by clergy, honored guests, and a contingent of British Regulars accompanied by a bagpiper.

At 3:00 PM, there will be gravesite ceremonies honoring both the Lincoln patriots of the Revolution and the five British soldiers who were killed in Lincoln on April 19, 1775, and buried there. The ceremonies will include prayer, a commemorative speech, colonial music, and musket salutes.

Following the ceremonies, the Minute Men and their guests will march back to the Pierce House, where refreshments will be served to all, courtesy of the Lincoln Historical Society.