Friends of Minute Man National Park
Preserving the Birthplace of the American Revolution
Friends Receive Generous Garden Grants
$105,000 in Grant Funding for the Buttrick Garden
The Friends of Minute Man National Park is pleased to announce that we have secured two significant grants for the Buttrick Gardens. A $100,000 grant from the Concord Community Preservation Fund will preserve and rehabilitate the hardscape of the historic gardens while a $5000 grant from the Freedom's Way National Heritage Area will allow us to add interpretive signage to the landscape. The Buttrick Gardens are adjacent to the North Bridge Visitor Center at the Minute Man National Historical Park and date back to 1911.  

The hardscape preservation project will include resetting and repair of the brick, bluestone, and cobble pathways as well as the reconstruction of the stairway leading to the sunken garden. The addition of interpretive signage will provide educational text and lively images, providing an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the historic garden and the natural landscape. Enjoyed by visitors from near and far, the funds will allow us to improve both the safety and appearance of this historic garden. Read More.

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Friends of Minute Man Winter Lecture
Save the Date!

“Stone Walls of Minute Man National Historical Park”
with Robert Thorson, professor at Univ. of Connecticut

Saturday, February 27th
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Online Zoom lecture

More details and registration information to follow via email!
Thanks to your support our year-end appeal was a success!

Thank you to all of our supporters and friends for making 2020 a success and for sustaining us through 2021. Whether you are able to donate, read our newsletters, or like our Facebook posts, we truly appreciate your support.

The Friends is looking forward to another year of grant writing, advocacy, and supporting the park staff in all they do! Stay tuned for more information about an upcoming winter lecture, virtual Patriot's Day activities, and an exciting new website project.

Wishing you a safe and healthy 2021!
Witnessing Winter at the Park
One Revolution: A Year of Art and Inspiration at Minute Man
Please join us for Witnessing Winter, the first of four challenges in Minute Man National Historical Park's "One Revolution" public art collaborative with The Umbrella Arts Center! Help us Witness Winter at Minute Man National Historical Park with fresh eyes and new perspectives.

First, choose a winter scene at Minute Man that inspires you. You can visit in person, use a memory from a past trip to Minute Man, or find inspiration online. Second, create a drawing, take a photo, write a poem, compose music, or create a video. If you're not sure where to start, download one of the worksheets including a window scene or a house scene. Finally, share your creation with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #WitnessingWinter and #OneRevolutionArt, tagging both @MinuteManNPS and @TheUmbrellaArts. Work will be collected and exhibited in galleries on The Umbrella Arts Center and Minute Man National Historic Park websites.

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Beyond Battle Road
Items of interest outside the Park
Revolution 250 Podcast: "1774: The Long Year of Revolution" with Mary Beth Norton

Mary Beth Norton, Professor of History Emerita at Cornell, talks with the folks at REV250 about her new book, 1774: Long Year of Revolution. Learn about the response to the destruction of the tea, about the cargo of tea that wound up on Cape Cod, and how Charleston, South Carolina had its own response to the tea. This was also the year the terms "loyalist" and "unconstitutional" entered the vocabulary - and no one knew how the Revolution would end! Click here to listen.
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Friends of Minute Man National Park
North Bridge Visitor's Center
174 Liberty Street
Concord, MA 01742
P: 978-318-7822
The Friends of Minute Man National Park is an independent, member-based
non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supporting the Park's mission of
preserving and protecting the historic sites, structures, properties, and landscapes associated with the opening battles of the American Revolution.

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