The Lincoln Minute Men

2012 Sponsored Events

Highlights of Lincoln Minute Men Events:

The Capture of Paul Revere

At 2:45 PM on Saturday, April 7th, 2012, the Lincoln Company of Minute Men will assemble at the Battle Road Photo Courtesy of Glenn HarderVisitors Center of the Minute Man National Historical Park, located at 250 North Great Road in Lincoln, Massachusetts. From there, with flags flying amid the marshall music 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 Paul Revere and William Dawes and the escape of Samuel Prescott by presenting a brief historical narrative of the events of the early hours of April 19th, 1775 and the heroism of some of the Lincoln residents who carried the alarm to Concord. This presentation will be accompanied 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. There will also be a musket salute. This interactive event is for the entire family and provides a wealth of historical facts. Photo courtesy of Glenn Harder.

The Lincoln Salute: A Concert of 18th Century Fife & Drum Music - more information

On Sunday, April 15th, 2012, from 1:45 to 3:30 PM in Pierce Park, located at 17 Weston Road in Lincoln, the Lincoln Minute Men will host a concert of 18th century fife and drum music.  Photo Courtesy of Glenn HarderIn the 18th century, military fifers and drummers played folk tunes from many of 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. There is no assembly in New England of colonial musicians quite like this. Step back in time as you hear the music as it was played during the American Revolution. This is a wonderful family event and an educational experience for any musician or music lover.

Alarm & Muster of the Lincoln Minute Men - more information

At 7:00 PM, on Sunday, April 15th, 2012, 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 (across from the Lincoln Public Library located at 3 Bedford Road) 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. Step back in time and feel the emotion of a colonial town stirred up and awakened when they are suddenly warned that British soldiers are coming their way!

March to Concord - more information

At 6:45 AM, on Monday, April 16th, 2012, the Lincoln Company of Minute Men will muster in front of the Stone Church, First Parish, located in Lincoln Center, in preparation for their march to Concord. They will march first to the cemetery at Bemis Hall, located at 15 Bedford Road in Lincoln, for a 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 Concord Patriot's Day Parade begins at 9:00 AM.

Old Burial Ground Tribute - more information

On Saturday, April 22th, 2012, 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. This is a moving tribute that honors fallen soldiers from both sides of the conflict, where colonials and British regulars stand shoulder-to-shoulder. After the ceremony, you'll be invited to come back to the Pierce House where you'll have a chance to interact with the participants in the ceremony.