Programs and Events
Friday November 23 and Saturday November 24
Come visit our historic homes this holiday season! Guided tour and First Shot! film at Hancock-Clarke House, 10 AM - 4PM. Self-guided audio tour and social media exhibit at Buckman Tavern, 9:30 AM - 4 PM.
Plus, visit the Buckman Tavern Museum Shop for gifts - pewter, redware, books for all ages, T-shirts, totes, men's ties and more!
Buy tickets or read more about these historic houses.
Lexington Tea Burning
Sunday, December 9, 10 AM - 4 PM, Lexington Visitor’s Center (1875 Massachusetts Avenue)
Lexington Historical Society and the Lexington Minute Men invite all to the Lexington Tea Burning, an all-day event free and open to the public.
The events will take place on the grounds of another sponsor of the event, the Lexington Visitor’s Center and will begin at 10 AM with an 18th century soldier encampment, followed by musket drills, 18th century cooking demonstrations, parades, and music, and culminate with the burning of the tea at 1:30 PM.
Historic Buckman Tavern - decorated for the holidays - will be open for complimentary tours that day. Take a tour and learn more about tasty alternatives to tea that were available to patriots during the war in an interactive drop-in program from 12-1 and 2-3 PM.
Book Group #2 "Liberty's Exiles" by Maya Jasanoff
Tuesday, December 11, 6:00 PM, at the Depot
Join us each month as we talk about a new history book over dinner.
The month's Book Club read is "Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World" by Maya Jasanoff. This book follows the stories of the loyalists of the American Revolution who fled the country as refugees, settling across the British empire in their attempt to regain their way of life. From merchants to escaped slaves, Jasanoff reveals the story of a tumultuous, post-revolutionary world from the point of view of those who fought against it.
Includes catered dinner from Neillio's.
Single club meetings are $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers
Full sessions (5 meetings) are $100 for members, $125 for nonmembers
Wine and beer at our events is generously donated by Busa Wine and Spirits.