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
Visitors 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. In 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
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!
Concord - more information
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.