Each year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts to celebrate Patriots’ Day, a special Massachusetts State holiday commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War, back on April 19, 1775.
Minute Man National Historical Park
Got some free time and enthusiasm you can lend the staff at Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts? The park has many different volunteer opportunities from which to choose: visitor center guide, North Bridge interpreter, education program assistant, Battle Road Trail guide, witness house guide, living history interpreter, interpretation intern, and trail clean-up crew, to name a few.
History will come to life at Minute Man National Historical Park this month when Abigail Adams reads some of the love letters she exchanged with her husband, John Adams.
A 300-year-old house and its surrounding farm have been restored and added to Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts, bringing to the park a Revolutionary War landmark.
A number of NPS areas are offering special activities for Junior Ranger Day on April 25, 2009, and a related Junior Ranger Essay Contest offers a serious prize: a $1,000 Visa gift card.
With the July Fourth celebration in the offing, we naturally turn our thoughts to national parks commemorating events and people associated with the struggle for independence. This week’s quiz accordingly focuses on the American Revolution. Answers are at the end. No peeking, please.