Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Patriot's Day Celebration 2013 Concord MA
Each year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Concord and Lexington to celebrate Patriot's Day and commemorate the events of April 19, 1775. This is where homeland Patriots fired the "Shot heard 'round the world", at Concord's historic Old North Bridge, to begin the bloody battle that started the American Revolutionary War: The Celebrations include Parades, Balls, Battle re-enactments, Music and Colonial Craft Demonstrations. A great time to visit for families and history buffs. Contact the Hawthorne Inn for more information.
Year-Round Outdoor Activities Around Concord MA
Three rivers flow through Concord offering Kayaking, Canoeing and catch/release fishing. Walden Pond State Reservation provides a sylvan setting for swimming, pick-nicking, trout fishing, woodland walks and, in winter, skating and snow-shoeing. Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for bird-watchers, with ample trails and lookout points. Concord's rolling hills and tree-lined lanes are perfect for a bike trip; tour or rental. A kid-friendly five-mile walking/biking trail follows the Battle Road through Minute Man National Historical Park features many informative markers. Concord also has large parcels of land under conservation restrictions that are open to public uses. It is a short drive to Great Brook State Park, with trails and Cross-Country Ski rentals.
Featured Art Exhibit - Hawthorne Inn suggests
The Postcard Age- selections from the Lauder Collection
Boston Museum of Fine Arts through April 24, 2013
In the decades around 1900, postcards were Twitter, e-mail, Flickr, and Facebook, all wrapped into one. A postcard craze swept the world, as billions of cards were bought and mailed, or just pasted into albums. This unprecedented exhibition traces how big historical and cultural themes of the modern age-enthralling, exciting, and sometimes disturbing-played out on the postcard's tiny canvas. "The Postcard Age" features about 400 cards by a wide variety of artists and publishers from throughout Europe and the Americas.
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