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Eve of the Revolution

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


In the summer of 1774 to early 1775. The Port of Boston has been closed in retribution for the Boston Tea Party. The countryside is rising up, there is talk of raising minute companies alongside of the regular militia, and “warlike stores” are being gathered, stored, the moved and stored again. Patriotic citizens are doing their part by readying themselves for war by casting musket balls, rolling cartridges for muskets, making shirts and stockings, and gathering other supplies.

Meanwhile, alarmed by the rising of the “country people” General Gage begins gathering intelligence from local loyal subjects, and begins sending patrols of Regulars into the countryside for “exercise”, and to try to locate and seize military stores.

Cannon and powder were taken from Charlestown and Cambridge, and there was a patrol that was turned back by local militia at Salem, and there are rumors of a raid not far from John Adams’ home in Braintree – could Danvers be next?

This event will be open to the public
May 4th 10:00am-3:00pm

Adults: $10.00
Seniors: $8.00
Children (6-16) $7.00


May 4
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Rebecca Nurse Homestead
149 Pine Street
Danvers, 01923 United States
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