Among those houses is the William Smith House in Lincoln, home to the captain of the Lincoln Minute Men and his family. Today’s reenactor Lincoln Minute Men have helped to refurbish and refurnish that house with what a typical eighteenth-century farmhouse held:
the walking wheel, for spinning wool; the infant's cradle with reproduction tick and blanket, the kitchen cupboard stocked with redware and pewter; items for cooking on the hearth, a tilt-top table set for tea, a gate-leg table set for Catharine and William's dinner, a desk where the Smiths could pay bills and write correspondence, and much more!Members of the Lincoln Minute Men will be present in period clothing to welcome visitors. They plan to provide musket-firing demonstrations at 10:00, noon, and 1:00 P.M., as well as drills for children, fife & drum music, and demonstrations of sewing and spinning throughout the day.
In addition, the park and its volunteers have special activities scheduled at other houses:
- Jacob Whittemore House: Hands-on 1775, experience life in colonial times
- Hartwell Tavern: Historic Trades and Colonial Food Preparation
- Meriam House: Site of the beginning of the 16-mile running battle back to Boston
- Barrett Farm: British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution with the recreated 63rd Regiment of Foot