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April 19, 1775 Community Night

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

- Free

April 19, 1775 was a pivotal day in the founding of our nation as it marked the first armed engagements between the British Regulars and the Colonial “Minutemen” on Lexington Green, the Old North Bridge in Concord, and other locations between there and Boston. This was indeed the beginning of the Revolutionary War, and the first step in the birth of our new nation.

The Concord Museum has recently completed a $1.2 million permanent exhibition that brings to life this conflict in engaging, emotional ways through powerful animation, artifacts, recordings, and story-telling. Importantly, those stories are not just about Concord but are equally about the surrounding towns from which the militia men converged to the battle sites. Whether you live or work in one of the towns listed below, or just want to learn more about the early events of the American Revolution, please join us for special virtual and in-person events celebrating the people and communities that answered the alarm in 1775.

April 7 and 14, 5:00-8:00 p.m. In-Person Events
Register for special after-hours access to our April 19, 1775 exhibition. Enjoy insight from Museum curators about the roles of several local communities in the famous battles, and how their united efforts created a catalyst for the beginning of a remarkable Revolution.

April 7 Featured Towns: Acton, Bedford, Billerica, Lexington, Lincoln, Maynard, Sudbury, Wayland
April 14 Featured Towns: Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Medford, Waltham, Watertown

Please note: While we hope these events will offer camaraderie among the residents of the featured towns, you can register for either evening whether you are affiliated with a listed town or not. The list of featured towns is not intended to be comprehensive, and we encourage participation from broader communities.

Advance registration required for in-person events due to Covid-19 capacity limits.


April 14
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Concord Museum


Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map