J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Battle Road Open House and Trades Fair, 18 September

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.

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.
Dan Lacroix of the Westford Colonial Minutemen adds:
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.

1 comment:

Joe said...

I am off to tour Battle Road houses in Concord tomorrow, and if it is good tour I have your excellent site to thank, as I saw it here first.