Programs and Events
Stories In Stone
Fridays through October, 1 PM, starting from Buckman Tavern
Visit over three centuries of Lexington's past on a walking tour of the historic Old Burying Ground. From skulls and crossbones, to willow trees and urns, this is the perfect place to the history of how our ancestors grappled with the concept of death through beautiful artwork. Discover how mortuary art has changed over time here, and meet some of Lexington's most famous inhabitants along the way.
$5/adult, 16 & under FREE. Buy tickets at Buckman Tavern.
Please note, this tour involves crossing busy streets as well as walking and standing on uneven, unshaded ground. Sturdy shoes and sunscreen are recommended.
Ghosts and Graves of Lexington
Saturday, October 26, timed tours starting at 6:30 PM, leaving from Lexington Depot
For one night only, the ghosts of Lexington's past come to life to tell the tales of their Revolutionary lives, and what brought them to the grave. Tour covers Buckman Tavern, the Battle Green, and the Old Burying Ground, and involves crossing streets and walking on uneven ground. Suitable for ages 5 and up (i.e. not too scary).
In the event of rain this event will be cancelled.
Members: $8 adults/$5 children;
Non-members: $10 adults/$6 children.
Advance tickets will be available online through Friday, October 25 of - if available - at the door.
Function and Family: A Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Party in a Walter Pierce Home
Saturday, November 2, 7 -9 PM
Lexington’s Peacock Farm was conceived in 1952 by architects Walter Pierce and Danforth Compton. Pierce lived in the neighborhood until his death in 2013, during which time he refined his modernist principles.* This 1963 family home in Shaker Glen is one of the 100 homes he designed and retains most of its original character-defining features, while remaining casual, comfortable, and inviting. Join the owners and your friends for a Mid-Century Modern-inspired cocktail party, with music and refreshments of the period, and a silent auction of accessories. Period clothing is also encouraged!
*Please note: If you received a paper invitation, the text describing this home is misleading. This home was built according to plans designed by Walter Pierce for Peacock Farm, but Pierce did not live in it, and it is not located at Peacock Farm. We apologize for any confusion the invitation text may have caused.
Limited to 100 people; $60.
Mid-Century Marvels: Bauhaus and Beyond is generously sponsored by:
Barrett Sotheby's Realty
Hisel Flynn Architects
Janovitz + Tse
Lester E. Savage Real Estate
A Revolution in the News: Lecture with Joseph M. Adelman
Thursday November 7, 7 PM, Buckman Tavern
Join us for a fascinating talk by Joseph M. Adelman. Adelman, author of Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763–1789, will discuss how "printed material, including newspapers, pamphlets, almanacs, and broadsides, played a crucial role as a forum for public debate" (John Hopkins Press).
Talk will take place in our exhibit gallery on the second floor of Buckman Tavern. The current exhibit, #Alarmed!: 18th Century Social Media, will be closed in December 2019, so this is one of your last chances to see this popular exhibit. More info on #Alarmed! here.
Space is limited - please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation $5.
Wine and beer at our events is generously donated by Busa Wine and Spirits.