Minute Man National Historical Park

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Park Day Volunteer Opportunity

Park Day @ Minute Man National Historical Park

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Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:00am
174 Liberty Street
Concord, MA 01742

Join this site as a volunteer on Park Day 2018, the Civil War Trust’s annual hands-on event to help battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Share your photos and experiences on social media with #ParkDay2018 to highlight the battlefield preservation community. Learn more at Civilwar.org/parkday.

Details:

Meeting place: Minute Man Visitor Center on Route 2a at the Lincoln/Lexington town line.

Meeting time: 9:00am

Planned Activities: Clearing Brush, Landscaping, Planting, Trail MainenanceOther

Other Activities: Removing invasive plants, trimming site lines, and improving trails.

Planned Low-Impact Activities: Removing invasive plants.

Bring Tools & Supplies: No

History or Educational Programs: A park employee will describe the history of Parker's Revenge and the role it played during the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.

Food provided: Yes, a meal will be provided

In the Event of Inclement Weather: Sunday, April 8, at the same time and place.

Please note: Enjoy a day of stewardship and history at Minute Man National Historical Park. This Spring, join fellow volunteers for Park Day 2018 on Saturday, April 7, and assist with landscape rehabilitation at the Parker's Revenge battle site. Activities include removing invasive plants, trimming site lines, and improving trails to prepare the site for commemorative tactical demonstrations and reenactments. The day will start at 9:00 am in the Minute Man Visitor Center on Route 2a. The park will provide tools, safety gear, a free t-shirt, and refreshments, as well as an overview of the site's history. Minute Man NHP commemorates the first battle of the American Revolution. On April 19, 1775, the militias and minutemen of the Massachusetts countryside, in order to preserve their liberty, fought against the British redcoats. One of those brave men was Captain John Parker; after a devastating skirmish earlier in the morning, he and a contingent of the Lexington militia successfully confronted the British regulars along the Bay Road in the afternoon. After extensive archeological work in 2015, the park identified the location of this confrontation, called Parker’s Revenge. Volunteers who give their time on Park Day will have the opportunity to be a part of the rehabilitation of a nationally significant site within Minute Man NHP. Families are welcome to participate. Help care for this important site at the park and learn some history along the way. The activity will end at 3:00pm.

CONTACT

Ryan Ullrich

(978) 369-6993