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.
Minute Man Turns 60: A Lecture with Lou Sideris, "Realizing the Vision"
Friday, September 20, 2019, 7 - 9 PM, Lexington Depot
Join the Friends of Minute Man National Park for a special evening program celebrating Minute Man’s 60th anniversary. The speaker for the evening is Lou Sideris, former Chief of Interpretation and Park Planner (retired) at Minute Man who will reflect the founding and ongoing development of Minute Man National Historical Park. Reception and refreshments to follow.
This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of Minute Man National Park, Minute Man National Park, and Lexington Historical Society.
For more information about the multi-day celebration of Minute Man National Park's 60th Anniversary, check out the park website.
Admission is free, but space is limited so reservations are required. Please email your name and the number in your party to firstname.lastname@example.org.
11th Annual Golf Classic
Monday, September 30, 10:30 AM, Lexington Golf Club
Please join us for this enjoyable annual golf outing, including lunch, dinner, eighteen holes of golf, a hole-in-one prize, and a raffle for some great golf-related prizes! Registration at the Lexington Golf Club begins at 10:30am, followed by a shotgun start promptly at noon.
$600/Foursome Golf Package
$175/Individual Golf Package
Corporate and tee sponsorships available. Register by calling the office at 781-862-1703, or by emailing
Or, download the form below and mail to:
Lexington Historical Society
P.O. Box 514
Lexington, MA 02420
Cronin Lecture: "The American Tradition of Collaborative Design, the Bauhaus, and Hideo Sasaki"
Thursday, October 3rd, 7:30 PM, Lexington Depot
This is the story of an extraordinary man and design professional, Hideo Sasaki, who was also a long time Lexington resident. Mr. Sasaki fostered a broad vision of the concept of collaborative design through his teaching at Harvard, his public service in Washington on the Fine Arts Commission and as adviser to university presidents and prominent American families; a vision that is carried out today through the legacy of the professional service firm that he founded in 1953, Sasaki Associates.
Five of Mr Sasaki's existing and former partners will tell the story in the context of the american tradition of collaborative design which had its beginnings with the assembly of design professionals for the 1891 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Presenters: Richard Galehouse, Stu Dawson, David Hirzel, Fred Merrill, and Don Olson.
Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call 781-862-1703 or email email@example.com to reserve your seat. Suggested donation $5.
Taverns at Twilight: Fall Edition
Saturday, October 5, 5-7 PM, Hancock-Clarke House
Experience the Hancock-Clarke yard, barn and house in the autumn! Enjoy snacks, hard cider, and lawn games and mingle with period dancers and reenactors.
Tickets include one complimentary drink and light snacks. Cash bar available.
$15 members/$20 nonmembers.
Space is limited, and advanced reservations are required - this event will sell out!
Book Group, First Session
Tuesday, October 8, 6 PM, Lexington Depot
Our book discussion group meets five times a year to discuss a variety of exciting historical nonfiction over dinner. The first book of the 2019-2020 season will be “Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West” by Stephen E. Ambrose. This book follows the exploration of the American West from the perspective of Meriwether Lewis, specially chosen for the expedition by Thomas Jefferson, along with a colorful cast of characters.
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.
This event is SOLD OUT. To join the waiting list, please call the office at 781-862-1703.
Functional Elegance: A Personal View of the George and Christina Gamota Private Collection
Thursday, October 10, 7 -9 PM
Over the last five decades, collectors Christina and George Gamota’s homes have been splashed across the pages of Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Boston magazines. With style and panache, they have integrated global treasures into their modern home, collecting everything from flea market finds to high-end modern furniture, paintings, and sculpture by Marcel Breuer, Harry Bertoia, and Charles and Ray Eames. Once strictly a modernist, Christina now believes life is too short to live amid just one period, and the eclectic result is a joyful interplay of styles. Join Christina to view the entire home as she discusses her decorating aesthetic. You will also be treated to champagne and her specially-prepared European dessert buffet honoring modern design icons. This is a treat for the senses not to be missed!
Limited to 20 people; $60. This event is SOLD OUT! Call 781-862-1703 to put your name on a waiting list.
Generously sponsored by:
Ghosts and Graves of Lexington
Saturday, October 26, Lexington Depot
Candlelit tour of the Old Burying Ground and Buckman Tavern. Departure from the Lexington Depot. Lexington's Colonial citizens will tell tales of what brought them to the grave. Suitable for ages 5 and up (i.e. not too scary).
Members: $8 adults/$5 children;
Non-members: $10 adults/$8 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 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.
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Wine and beer at our events is generously donated by Busa Wine and Spirits.