Lexington Minute Men
2nd Massachusetts Regiment
Regiment/85ème Régiment de Saintonge
1st Foot Guards
5th Regiment of Foot
10th Regiment of Foot
Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to
have a war, let it begin here. -Captain Parker
Whoever looks upon them as an irregular mob will find
himself much mistaken, they have men amongst them who know
very well what they are about. -Lord Percy
Xxx Xxxxx, Chairman
xx Xxxx Xx
Xxxx, XX xxxxx
Artisan, Citizen, Soldier
the people of 1775 Lexington
Join us as we explore
Eighteenth Century Life as experienced by the people of Lexington
in their dedication to God, their role in the community,
their craftsmanship and work, and their duty in the militia.
We are seeking interested persons willing and able to
set up period appropriate demonstrations.
Join us as we present this living history
demonstration to the public on Sunday, April 16th at the Buckman
Tavern, across from Lexington Green.
11 a.m. The Rev. Mr. Emerson will conduct the
Sabbath service, reflecting upon the late action of Lexington and
noon to 4:00 p.m. Demonstrations of work and
craft by both men and women, militia drilling, children's crafts &
games, and drilling the public.
What Is Needed
Craft or Activity
We are seeking persons who can set up their own 'craft' or activity on
the lawn of Buckman Tavern in a period appropriate way. Set-up should
be complete by 10:30 a.m. and will proceed through the Rededication
Ceremony of the Minuteman Statue (taking place across the street)
through 4 p.m.
Drilling and Games
We are also seeking persons or units willing to set up drilling and
game areas for the public to participate in. We would have you
demonstrate a drill as a unit and then drill the public with wooden
muskets. Then we are looking for persons to set up and man games and
activities or crafts for kids. Suggestions welcome. If you don't have
ideas but like working with kids, sign up anyway; we have ideas.
Since the Sabbath service was very much a part of our 18th century
past we would like to show the importance of it with full 'town'
attendance staying for the entire service. If you've never heard Henry
Cooke preach -- and the sermon will be in accordance of the recent
activities of the 19th -- and then line out a hymn or two, you're in
for a treat!
...and the list
............clip the following form and return it to the address below............
Battle Road 2000
Registration For Artisan, Citizen, Soldier
Sunday, April 16th
Buckman Tavern Green, Lexington, MA
Your Name: _________________________________
Unit Affiliation: _______________________________
I would like to demonstrate (craft or
(No actual selling.)
I, or my unit would like to demonstrate drilling:
I, or my unit would like to run a segment of Games, Activities or
the Children's Craft Area: _________________________________________
I would like to attend the Sabbath Service (appx. 20 minutes):
Registration is not required but we'd like to get a general count.
Bring your camp stools!
I am able to provide benches for the public to sit and join us for the
service and then take care of their removal after the service:
............clip the preceding form and return it to the address below............
Please return your registration information to The Battle Road Committee
Attn: Xxx Xxxx at email@example.com.
|Or:||96 Green Road|
Bolton, MA 01740
You will be contacted to discuss set-up details and given further information for the day's event.
Thanks for joining us!
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