Friends of Minute Man National Park
Preserving the Birthplace of the American Revolution
Let's Stay in Touch!
I hope you and your families are doing well as we navigate these difficult times. Even though I miss the beautiful view from my office in the North Bridge Visitor Center, I am still supporting the Minute Man National Historical Park by working from home. Like you, the Friends of Minute Man have had to postpone many of our activities including our March lecture, Patriots' Day outreach, and a new tour of the Buttrick Garden. However, we hope to bring these events to you as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please stay connected by visiting our website, Facebook, or forwarding this email to a friend. I'd love to hear from you directly as well; if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me via email or call 978-318-7822.
Thankfully, there are many activities that are NOT cancelled! Please read below to find ways for you to keep enjoying Minute Man National Historical Park from home.

Stay well!
Kathleen Fahey
Executive Director, Friends of Minute Man National Park
Virtual Patriots' Day 2020
Join Minute Man for a Virtual Patriots' Day!

We will miss seeing all of you at the annual Patriots' Day events, but we can still connect online! Minute Man National Historical Park is offering the following virtual Patriots' Day activities on Facebook.

Posts on Facebook. Daily. Museum Monday, Battle Road Living History Impressions, Minute of Calm, and more!

Ask A Ranger. Friday, April 17 and 24 at 10:00 am on Facebook Live. Join Ranger Jim Hollister on Friday mornings in April. Email your questions about the start of the American Revolution and the Battles of Lexington and Concord to; view previous episodes here.

"Paul Revere's Ride" Poetry Reading. Saturday, April 18 at 12:00 pm on Facebook Live. Featuring park rangers on site at Minute Man, Boston, and Longfellow House as well as David Wood, Curator at Concord Museum, and other local historians. Produced with Minuteman Media Network.

Patriot Vigil. Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 pm on Facebook Live. Join us for the Patriot Vigil to reflect on the events of April 19, 1775 and the meaning of liberty.

Historian Interviews. Sunday, April 19 on Facebook . Video interviews with local historians including Alex Cain, JL Bell, and Joel Bohy will be posted to Facebook throughout the day.

Revolution in Real Time. Saturday, April 18 and 19 on Facebook . Follow the action in real time with hour by hour posts of the events of April 18 and 19, 1775 featuring images, video footage from the actual sites, and links to sources and information.

Remember to "Like" Minute Man and the Friends on Facebook to view these great posts and videos. Click on the buttons below to be directed to our Facebook pages.
Additional Patriots' Day Resources
For links to more virtual resources from our colleagues at the Lexington Historical Society, Concord Museum, Minuteman Media, and Ben Franklin's World podcast, please visit our website.
Thank You to our Patriots' Day Sponsor!
Please Support Minute Man National Historical Park this Patriots' Day Weekend

Please invest in Minute Man National Historical Park and ensure that it thrives through this difficult time. Your donation helps to protect, preserve and interpret the sites, landscapes, events, and ideas that led to the founding of our nation.

Click on the “I Support Minute Man" button below to make a positive impact on the park. The Friends of Minute Man National Park is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to supporting the park and your donation is eligible for a tax deductible. For the safety of our printers and postal workers, we have decided to forgo our mailed appeal so please consider making your donation online this year.

Thank you and stay well!
Visit Responsibly
Minute Man National Historical Park Visitor Centers and comfort stations (restrooms) are closed until further notice; the grounds and trails are open sunrise to sunset. The National Park Service wants you to stay safe, so if you do visit the park, please follow these guidelines:

  • Please follow CDC social distancing guidelines when visiting the park. Click on the button below for more information.
  • Help us keep the park and trails clean by carrying out any trash and dog waste (leave no trace). 
  • If you find a parking lot full, please proceed to another parking lot to avoid parking along the road, creating unsafe conditions. Parking lot locations can be found on the park map.
Sheep at Minute Man
These lovely ladies are wintering at the Minute Man National Historical Park and are as soft and fuzzy as they look! These females are Ouessant sheep, a breed which originated on the French island of Ushant. Peggy Ewe, Sheepira, Woolamina, and friends weigh about 40 to 50 lbs each and are a miniature breed. Read more

Click on the link below to continue reading and view more photos.
Archaeology at Minute Man
View it Online!
"Can You Dig It? 60 Years of Archaeology at Minute Man National Park" by Nikki Walsh, National Park Museum Specialist.

Did you miss the February installment of our Winter Lecture Series? No problem, you can now view it online thanks to our friends at Lincoln TV. Nikki treated us to a fun and engaging lecture - and Bemis Hall was packed!

Click on the link below to view the video.
Meet our Supporters
The Friends of Minute Man National Park are so thankful for our donors, supporters, and friends. We wanted to give a shout out to Sorrento's Restaurant and its owner Sammi Basil, who has been a supporter of the Friends of Minute Man National Park for over 10 years. We really appreciate their support of local non-profits!

This is a difficult time for many restaurants, so please show your support for Sorrento's by ordering from their restaurants in Concord, Acton, and Harvard. They are closed for dine-in service, but are still serving up their delicious brick oven pizzas as well as their full menu.

For updated hours and menus, check out their website by clicking on the button below.

Friends of Minute Man National Park
Old 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.