The memoir group is a good place to try out your writing on a supportive audience. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t written a word or if you’ve already written enough for two lifetimes—the group will welcome you and help you move along in the process. (They will also laugh and cry with you sometimes.) If you’re…
Film about Lincoln architect Henry B. Hoover – Oct. 25 At its members’ appreciation event on Friday, October 25 at 7 p.m. at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln (FoMA) will hold a premier screening of the film Breaking Ground: The Architecture of Henry B. Hoover. Commissioned by Hoover’s children, Harry…
For more information on any of these events, visit the Council on Aging website. Save the Date: Flu Shot Clinic at Bemis Hall on November 2 Come to the Board of Health/COA flu clinic at Bemis Hall on Saturday, November 2 from 9-11 a.m. In accordance with federal CDC and state Department of Public Health guidelines,…
By Brett Wittenberg
Dawn on a mid-April morning in Lincoln. The rising sun’s rays break over the Stone Church and strike the tricorn hats of the Lincoln Minute Men. Assembled with muskets in hand, the Minute Man company receives its marching orders. The call to action has sounded, and these ordinary citizens have arrived to answer that call to march to Concord—and to war.
Hundreds of hot but happy residents of Lincoln and surrounding towns enjoyed Lincoln’s annual Fourth of July parade. This year’s theme was “Townies: Show your Pride!” Click on any of the photos to see a larger version.
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Most Lincoln residents know that the town played a key role in the start of the Revolutionary War as the site of Paul Revere’s capture, but few know very much about the hundreds of men with Lincoln connections who served in the eight-year conflict that followed. Those stories were researched and collected by Lincoln resident Richard Wiggin in a new book, Embattled Farmers: Campaigns and Profiles of Revolutionary Soldiers from Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1775-1783, which will be available at an author’s reception at 5 p.m. tomorrow (Patriots Day) in the Lincoln Public Library.
Mark your calendars for a variety of historical observances with the Lincoln Minute Men.
Paul Revere’s Capture Ceremony
Saturday, April 6 at 3 p.m.
Minute Man National Historical Park
The Lincoln Minute Men march down Battle Road and narrate the story of Paul Revere’s capture at the actual site. Hear Revere, Samuel Prescott, William Dawes, Mary Hartwell, even Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Music, dramatic reading and musket fire in the Park. For all ages.
(This article was originally published in the Lincoln Journal on August 2, 2012.)
By Alice Waugh
In the Lincoln of the late 1930s, Walter Gropius’ home was certainly different. Although the world-renowned architect incorporated a few New England touches into his blocky white modern house atop a hill on Baker Bridge Road, neighbors were skeptical—never dreaming that one day this “lonely little petunia in an onion patch of traditional architecture” would become a national historic landmark.
During a recent “Evening at Gropius,” site manager Wendy Hubbard offered an in-depth look at the house and its designer to a handful of visitors who toured the house at dusk and experienced the dramatic lighting effects he created.
(This article was originally published in the Lincoln Journal on July 20, 2012.) By Alice Waugh Strolling the landscaped grounds of the Codman Estate on Sunday, visitors could take in dozens of antique cars ranging from a Ford Model T to a 1960s Dodge Dart. The annual antique car show was sponsored at Codman for…