Friends of Minute Man National Park
Preserving the Birthplace of the American Revolution
Wayside Open House
Celebrating Little Women Week!

Saturday, Dec. 21
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Wayside, Home of Authors
455 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA
Free and open to the public

Minute Man National Historical Park is celebrating the new movie Little Women with an open house and special tours of The Wayside, once home to the Alcott Family. On Saturday, December 21, join us for an open house at The Wayside from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A special Alcott Family themed tour will be offered at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Admission and the tour are free.

Click on the button below to learn more about “Little Women Week” in the town of Concord.
Support Minute Man National Historical Park with a Donation!

Our park is an amazing resource that needs to be both cherished and preserved. But in recent years, maintaining the park has become more challenging. While visitation numbers are up, park staffing resources are down.

Too many people assume that, as part of the federal government, the park will always be adequately resourced. This has not been the case. The park currently has 10 less full-time positions than it had a decade ago.

In short, organizations like ours are becoming more critical to enabling the park to fulfill its important mission.

Your help is needed now more than ever. Please donate today by clicking on the button below or mail a check to Friends of Minute Man National Park, 174 Liberty St., Concord, MA 01742

We thank you for your ongoing support and wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season ahead.
AmeriCorps Volunteers at Minute Man
Many hands make light work as evidenced by our visiting AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) crew.

A team of six AmeriCorps participants are volunteering at Minute Man National Historical Park for 4 weeks under the direction of Margie Coffin Brown, Integrated Resource Program Manager. The crew has accomplished a tremendous amount in a short time including invasive species removal, caring for the sheep herd, cleaning up pasture fences, winterizing historic houses, and helping with snow removal.

A big thanks goes to these volunteers who come from around the United States - we appreciate their hard work and enthusiasm!

"I gained so much knowledge about identifying invasive species, taking care of historical buildings, and caring for livestock. . . For things to do, a snowball fight or driving to Boston are some of the best pastimes I’ve ever had!” - Roland Viernes, AmeriCorp volunteer

To see more photos and team reflections, check out our blog by clicking on the button below.
Staff Spotlight
Minute Man National Park will say goodbye to Geoffrey Grossman (left) and Phil Lupsiewicz (right) as they retire at the end of the year.

Geoffrey Grossman served for 25 years with the National Park Service and has been a Law Enforcement Park Ranger at Minute Man National Historical Park (NHP) since 2005. Phil is the public information officer for Lowell NHP and Minute Man NHP and has served for 32 years with the National Park Service.

We wish Phil and Geoff the best as they pursue new adventures outside of the Park!
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.