On Saturday, 18 September, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Minute Man National Historical Park hosts “Battle Road Homes Open House and Historic Trades Day”:
This event offers a rare opportunity to see inside the restored colonial homes along the Battle Road in the park. Visit the Meriam House, Sam Brooks House, Noah Brooks Tavern, Job Brooks House, Captain William Smith House, and the Jacob Whittemore House.Dan Lacroix of the Westford Colonial Minutemen adds:
Explore different trades and tales of the colonial period including a blacksmith, joiner and planemaker, tailor, cordwainer, and wood carver, along with flax processing, spinning and dyeing, agriculture, and archaeology.
Pick up informational materials at Minute Man and North Bridge Visitor Centers to guide your visit.
The vast majority of park visitors never get to see the interiors of the period homes along the Battle Road since they are only occasionally opened to the public. This Saturday is one of those days!I suspect Dan will also be there demonstrating eighteenth-century joinery.
The photo above shows the Meriam House, courtesy of the National Park Service.