Rendezvous for Revolution at the Concord Museum! Make the Concord Museum part of your Patriots’ Day tradition!
Join us for a Minute Man encampment with Billerica Colonial Minute Men, gallery talks, collection spotlights, dances, music, activities, and art-making. The Rasmussen Education Center is open Saturday, April 13 through Monday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with special activities ongoing. Free with Museum admission, members free.
On Monday, April 15, as Concord’s Annual Patriots’ Day Parade heads through the center of town, make sure to stop by historic Wright Tavern from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.! Free. (The Wright Tavern address is: 2 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742.)
Saturday, April 13 -Rasmussen Education Center
10:00 – 4:00 P.M. Billerica Colonial Minute Men Encampment
In 1775, the residents of Billerica, like other towns surrounding Boston, were stirring in a cauldron of patriot fervor. Yet tradesmen and their sons still tanned leather, cast spoons and buttons out of pewter, made brooms and soap. Join the Billerica Colonial Minute Men as they demonstrate candle and soap making, musket firing, leather stitching, musket ball and button casting, and baking bread and pies. Free.
10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Inspiring Revolution with Art
Who do you want to carry with you into battle? Many of the young people who defended the colonies and fought the British army had never been away from home before. Keeping a picture of their mom, wife, or child around their neck or in their pocket helped them feel less homesick and remember who they are fighting for. Make a Pocket Portrait of a loved one to inspire you to keep fighting for what you believe in! Free with museum admission, members free.
10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Quill Pen Writing and Feather Quill Making
Try your hand at using a feather quill and ink to write like a revolutionary! Then make your own to take home. Free with Museum admission, members free.
Ongoing. Collections Spotlight in April 19th Gallery at the Concord Museum
Drop by and discover why the British Regulars marched towards Concord on April 19, 1775. Then learn more about the colonial militia’s supplies and arms hidden in Concord prior to the first battle of the American Revolution. Free with Museum admission, members free.