Lexington Historical Society Events
Tuesday, December 1: Book Group Meeting #2
The second Book Group meeting of the year is a discussion of American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years after Yorktown by William Fowler, Jr. Dinner is provided.
Members: $100/season (5 sessions), $30/single session
Non-Members: $125/season (5 sessions), $35/single session
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Friday, December 4: Members-Only Reception for Holidays at Buckman Tavern
Join us from 7:00-9:00pm for a Members-Only reception for Holidays at Buckman Tavern (1 Bedford Street), including wassail, sweets and savories, and a first look at our holiday boutique and Buckman Tavern decorated for the holidays!
Free for Members.
December 5, 6, 12, 13: Holidays at Buckman Tavern
For these four weekend days from 1:00-7:00pm, Holidays at Buckman Tavern is open to the public!
See Buckman Tavern (1 Bedford Street) decorated for the holidays, shop the holiday boutique, and enjoy music, light refreshments, and a scavenger hunt for children.
Admission can be paid at the door.
Sunday, December 13: Lexington Tea Burning Re-enactment
Join us to protest British tea taxes, and add your tea to the bonfire! Colonial dress encouraged. Free and open to the public.
WHERE: Lexington Visitor’s Center, 1875 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA
9:00AM: Tour the military encampment as soldiers dine on an 18th century breakfast.
10:00AM: Watch a musket drill, inspection, and run-through of the Manual of Arms by the Lexington Minute Men on the Common (Battle Green).
11:00AM: Demonstration of 18th century cooking methods and soldiers’ rations.
11:30AM: Watch as an 18th century lunch is served.
12:00PM: Parade by the Lexington Minute Men in military formation with fife and drum. Muster on the Common.
12:15PM: Watch a musket drill, inspection, and run through of the Manual of Arms by the Lexington Minute Men on the Common, concluded by a total of 10 volleys, one for each Lexington Militiaman killed on April 19th 1775.
1:00-7:00PM: Special holiday tours of Buckman Tavern. Free for members of Lexington Historical Society; $5 for non-members.
1:30PM: BURN THE TEA! A ceremonial bonfire will be lit, and members of the audience can join reenactors in throwing tea into the flames! The William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps will perform.
2:00-4:00PM: Interact with members of the Lexington Minute Men, ask questions, and tour the encampment.