Patriots’ Day

Monday, April 20, 2015, 9:00-5:00



Make the Concord Museum—a gateway to Concord's history—part of your family’s 2015 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 

Saturday, April 18
Captain David Brown’s company—a group of Concord Minute Men who fought at the North Bridge in 1775—assembles on the lawn of the Museum from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Visit with the Company, watch musket demonstrations, cartridge rolling, cooking, and other preparations for battle, and learn about militia duty in colonial Massachusetts and what it meant to be “armed as according to law.”

Monday, April 20

After the Patriots’ Day parade, stop by the Museum to enjoy patriotic crafts for families, try on colonial clothing, and hear gallery talks by Museum staff. Explore the Museum’s outstanding collection of objects that were witness to the events of April 1775, including the famous “one, if by land, two, if by sea” lantern. Patriots’ Day is made possible in part with the generous support of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati. All activities 11:00 - 3:00, included free with Museum admission.

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