Welcome Fall in New England with inspiring articles on The Inspiring Legacy of General Lafayette (who visited Concord in 1824!), the courageous stories of the Acton Minutemen on April 19, 1775, the beautiful tribute Honoring the Sacrifice of George Washington Dugan, Concord's Haunted Colonial Inn, and of course, the New England Favorite - Cider Donuts & Pumpkin Patches.
And don't miss our special six-page insert to help you Discover Lexington, MA! Check out our list of "19 Things To See & Do," and discover what's happening in Concord's vibrant art scene in "Arts Around Town."
Welcome summer! If you love history, don't miss "The Battle of Menotomy," which explores the lessons to be learned from this largest, longest, and bloodiest engagement of April 19, 1775. Meet "the sons of Death" and discover the roles they played on that fateful day of April 19, 1775, in "Hell Followed With Them." After the Boston Tea Party, Britain saw Massachusetts as a spoiled child. In response, Massachusetts formed its own Provincial Congress, and no - they weren't sorry. Read "Massachusetts' Provincial Congress: Britain's Guiltless Children" for the outcome of that historic action. Did you know that you can visit almost a dozen historic sites simply by taking "A Walk Along Concord's American Mile," or that Ralph Waldo Emerson went camping ("Waldo in the Woods: Emerson and The Philosopher's Camp")? Now that you're outside, why not dine al fresco in Concord, welcome butterflies to your garden, take a swim in Walden Pond, or ride a bike? This issue explores all of those classic summertime activities.
It's spring in Concord, and you won't want to miss it! Patriots' Day will bring an array of exciting activities beginning on April 8 and running through April 19. Turn to the Illustrated Timeline of April 19, 1775, to follow the events of that historic day. You can also learn about the reenactors that bring history to life, the civilian evacuation of Concord on April 19, 1775, and the Concord Independent Battery, our nation's oldest ongoing active horse-drawn artillery unit.
Spring in Concord is much more than Patriots' Day, though. We've tracked lots of Things to See & Do, including a celebration of the life and work of Louisa May Alcott, a very special exhibition of art at the Concord Museum, and 19 separate music and visual arts programs around town. Meet Phebe Bliss Emerson Ripley, a remarkable woman who witnessed the events of April 19, 1775, and find out how the descendants of two Scottish clans who fought each other hundreds of years earlier, met again on the Battle Road. Huzzah for spring!