Lexington Historical Society Events
Tavern Night at Munroe Tavern
Saturday, February 27
7:00pm at Munroe Tavern (1332 Massachusetts Avenue)
Enjoy the authentic atmosphere of Munroe Tavern while you taste a variety of Scotch whiskeys, eat
traditional Scottish dishes, and listen to Scottish music, songs and poetry. This will be a very special
evening for a limited number of guests.
Guests are encouraged to wear plaid—men in kilts are especially welcome!
Purchase tickets by calling 781-862-1703.
Quick Trip to the State House
Tuesday, March 8
9:30am Departure from the Lexington Depot
Join us for a special guided tour of the State House with Representative Jay Kaufman, including one or two exclusive surprises!
Purchase tickets by calling 781-862-1703, or register online here:
Mid-Century Modern Outing
Thursday, March 17
11:00am-2:30pm (10:30am Carpool Departure from the Lexington Depot)
Interested in mid-century modern architecture and design? Join us as we explore the Concord
Museum’s exhibit on Middlesex County Modern, followed by a visit to Retrocraft in West Concord,
specializing in mid-century modern furniture for sale. Over lunch in West Concord, we will discuss the Society's plans for continuing programming on mid-century modern and learn what you would enjoy!
$10/person (to cover admission to the Concord Museum), lunch paid individually
Reserve your place by calling 781-862-1703, or register online here:
Thursday, March 31
6:00pm-8:00pm at Munroe Tavern (1332 Massachusetts Avenue)
This wine and cheese event will offer a look at some special objects with interesting stories in the Society’s collections—many of which are crying out for conservation. Those interested in contributing to our conservation efforts will have the opportunity to purchase “shares” in different conservation projects and have the satisfaction of preserving these objects for posterity.
There will be a special lecture by Dr. Tricia Wilson Nguyen, owner of Thistle Threads and a prominent needlework expert, who will speak about the reproduction efforts surrounding the 17th century Plimoth Jacket.
Free and open to the public!
Reserve your place by calling 781-862-1703.
Tuesday, April 5
7:00pm at the Lexington Depot
Join us for a social hour and recognition of some of our dedicated volunteers. Plans for the Society’s new Archives Center at Munroe Tavern will be unveiled.
Dick Kollen, Society historian, will speak about his brand-new biography of the Reverend Jonas Clarke, The Patriot Parson of Lexington, Massachusetts. The book will be available for purchase and signing.
Free and open to the public!
Discover Long Island
Monday, May 9 through Thursday, May 12
Join us as we explore Long Island, New York. Discover its rich history filled with fascinating tales of early settlers, Revolutionary War spies, maritime adventures and great advances in science, aviation and transportation.
Traveling by motorcoach, we will ferry to Long Island and stay at a hotel in Riverhead in the renowned wine region of North Fork. Our very full journey will include wine tasting with luncheon at a picturesque estate, the 1640 English landing site at Conscience Point; Sag Harbor; some of the wonderful summer homes and exquisite gardens of “The Hamptons”; Shelter Island with Sylvester Manor, a former slave plantation; Greenport; Sagamore Hill, President Theodore Roosevelt’s "Summer White House; and the museum at Orchard Hill. We’ll also visit the 1906 Old Westbury House and Gardens, and follow George
Washington’s Spy Trail - the famous 1778 Culper Spy Ring that gathered intelligence from the heart of British operations in New York City. A visit to Stony Brook Village and the Vanderbilt Mansion will round out our very busy and fascinating excursion.
Tour price is expected to be under $1,000.
If you’re interested in this trip, please contact the Society’s office at 781-862-1703, and we will provide further information as it becomes available.
Space is limited.