Patriots’ Day

Monday, April 21, 2014, 9:00-5:00



Make the Concord Museum—a gateway to Concord's history—part of your family’s 2014 Patriots’ Day tradition as we commemorate “the shot heard ‘round the world” with activities for visitors of all ages. 

Explore the Concord Museum’s outstanding collection of treasures from April, 1775 including the famous “one, if by land, two, if by sea” Revere lantern; a sword from one of the soldiers of the British 10th Regiment; the sword of Minuteman James Barrett; a pair of pistols belonging to Major John Buttrick, the officer in the Concord Militia who gave the order to fire; and a fife played by a young boy. In the “Defending Concord” history gallery, discover the part these objects played in the events of the fateful day that began an eight-year fight for independence.

Schedule of Events 

After the Patriots' Day parade on Monday, April 21, stop by the Museum to hear the Middlesex County 4H Fife & Drum Corps (12:30 p.m.), take part in patriotic crafts for families, and visit with living history re-enactors. Explore the Museum's outstanding collection of treasures from April, 1775 including the famous "one, if by land, two, if by sea" Revere lantern and visit the special exhibition The Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775 (on view April 18-September 21, 2014). Curator David Wood will lead a gallery talk of the new exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Patriots' Day is made possible in part with the generous support of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.
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