Step back in time to experience the life of a soldier in the American Revolution at a military encampment and living history day. Join reenactors from Colonel Bailey’s 2nd Massachusetts Regiment and the Yarmouth Minutemen for military drills, music, and living history demonstrations. Learn more about America’s most famous tea party with a reenactor from the Boston Tea Party Museum. Enjoy blacksmithing, linen and wool spinning demonstrations, spycraft activities for kids and much more.
Author and historian Alexander Cain will present a talk at 2pm exploring Duxbury’s role during the first year of the American Revolution and how Plymouth County united to prepare for war.
There will also be a re-enactment of Duxbury’s 1775 “Council of War,” showcasing three tumultuous days in April of 1775 following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, as Duxbury leaders determined their response to the opening days of the war.
Alden House will be open for tours during the program. Admission is $15 for adults; FREE for kids. It is sponsored by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati and the Duxbury Cultural Council.
The museum is owned and operated by the Alden Kindred of America. For more information, please call 781-932-9092 or visit www.alden.org.