Friends of Minute Man National Park
Preserving the Birthplace of the American Revolution
Become a member of the Friends of Minute Man today!

I hope you had a restful summer and found time to enjoy the beauty of Minute Man National Historical Park either in person or online. Fall brings our annual membership drive and I hope you will join us this year as a member or renew your membership to the Friends of Minute Man!

Despite the challenges of the last year, the generous support of our members, friends, and supporters has sustained the Friends of Minute Man. The Friends continue to push forward preservation projects at the park by spearheading a major renovation of the historic Buttrick Gardens located at the North Bridge Visitor Center. We also provide educational programming, including historical lectures and bird walks, while we continue to support significant events at the park such as Patriots’ Day.

As a member of the Friends of Minute Man National Park, you serve as one of the park’s most devoted supporters and advocates.

Become a member or renew your membership today! Please click on the button below to make a secure donation online, or send your donation to the Friends of Minute Man National Park at 174 Liberty Street, Concord, MA 01742 with "membership" written in the memo.

Thank you for your support!
Kathleen Fahey
Executive Director
P.S. If you are on our postal mailing list, you'll also receive a membership form in the mail!
Explore Minute Man with the New NPS Mobile App
Fall is a lovely time to visit the park with cooler weather and less crowds. Enjoy a ranger-led program, or enjoy the foliage as you walk along the Battle Road Trail. Download the app before your next trip to Minute Man and see all that it has to offer!

Download the NPS app for Apple or Google devices.
Tiptop Trails
Thanks to the Appalachian Mountain Club, stewards, and volunteers for repairing and stabilizing the North Bridge Trail this summer. Intensive trail repairs addressed trail drainage, erosion, and gully repairs. We were pleased to see how well the repairs withstood the recent heavy rains associated with several storms.

Image: The team at work tamping down the last of four layers that comprise the North Bridge trail. The team's intrepid leader, Margie Brown, Minute Man’s Natural & Cultural Resource Manager.

To learn more about the extensive trails at Minute Man, please click on the button below.
Encampment Cancelled
We are sorry to report that Minute Man National Historical Park made the difficult decision to cancel the fall living history and encampment event scheduled for Oct. 16-17, 2021 due to rising covid-19 rates in our area.

Let's hope that we can get together for Patriots' Day in 2022!
Staff Spotlight:
Minute Man Welcomes a Curator!
Nicole (Nikki) Walsh recently joined Minute Man National Historical Park as the park’s Museum Curator. Nikki will be managing the park’s museum and archival collections, exhibits, and research requests.

Nikki is a familiar face at Minute Man as she has served in a shared position with the National Park Service Northeast Museum Services Center as both a regional office employee and as the park’s acting curator for the past four years. The park preserves over 560,000 museum/archival objects and a library of 1,600 volumes related to the park’s historical themes. Nikki has conducted original research on the park’s museum collections, delivered popular public presentations, and prepared multiple web postings on notable objects in the park’s collections.

As the park prepares for the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution in 2025, Nikki is looking forward to sharing her knowledge of early American history and material culture related to the park’s carefully curated collections. . . Read more

Image: Nikki holding a silver porringer in the Minute Man collection, a sampling of historic artifacts in acid-free boxes, Nikki speaking at the Friends 2020 winter lecture on archaeology at Minute Man.

To read more, please click on the link below.
Beyond Battle Road
Items of interest outside the Park
REV250 Podcast: African Americans in the American Revolution
Check out the latest podcast from REV250. Professor Robert Bellinger will share his research on the lives and experiences of African Americans in the American Revolution, the presence of free and enslaved persons at Lexington and Concord, and the connections between Massachusetts and Middleton Place in South Carolina. Click here to listen.

Revolutionary Story Time at the American Independence Museum
Join the American Independence Museum online for children's story time. Each on-demand episode provides a story, a little history, some activities and a lot of fun. With titles such as "Gingerbread for Liberty," "A Spy Called James," and "Katie's Trunk" there is something to interest everyone! Click here to discover story time.
Thank you to our newsletter sponsors!

Friends of Minute Man National Park
North Bridge Visitor 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.

Did you receive this email from a friend? Sign up to receive emails delivered to your own inbox.