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Friends of Minute Man National Park

Concord, MA   |  https://friendsofminuteman.org/
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Friends of Minute Man National Park

EIN: 22-3090536


Mission

The mission of The Friends of Minute Man National Park is to preserve the birthplace of the American Revolution and inspire visitors to learn the causes, events, and continuing impact of the Revolutionary War and its principles of Liberty and Democracy. The Friends of Minute Man National Park is an independent, non-profit membership organization that supports the work of Minute Man National Historical Park. The Friends provide much-needed support to help the Park preserve and protect the significant historic sites, structures, landscapes, events, and ideas of the American Revolution.

Ruling year info

1991

Executive Director

Kathleen Fahey

Board President

Robert Morris

Main address

174 Liberty St

Concord, MA 01742 USA

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EIN

22-3090536

Subject area info

History

Historic preservation

War memorials

Natural resources

Parks

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Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

Parks and Playgrounds (N32)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Winter Lecture

The Friends is pleased to host a winter lecture each year focused on the history, culture, and natural landscape found at Minute Man National Historical Park. Past lecture topics have included archaeology at the Park, historic stone walls located within the Park, and Revolutionary War history. Free and open to the public; for more information, please visit our website at https://friendsofminuteman.org/events/

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Join the Friends of Minute Man National Park for spring and fall bird walks as well as the January bird count! May brings many migrating birds to Minute Man National Historical Park, including thrushes, vireos, and bird-watchers favorite . . . the warblers in their jewel-colored plumage. Some species, like Baltimore Orioles and Indigo Buntings, will stay to nest and others will continue their journey to nest in cooler climes. Free and open to the public: for more information, please visit our website at https://friendsofminuteman.org/events.

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The Friends of Minute Man National Park is proud to support Patriots' Day events at Minute Man National Historical Park. Events occur annually in April and include educational activities, open houses, tours, hikes, firing demonstrations, battle reenactments, living history demonstrations, vigils, and commemorations. Free and open to the public; for more information about Patriots' Day, please visit our website at https://friendsofminuteman.org/patriots-day.

The 250th anniversary of the battle of the North Bridge is coming up on April 19, 1775! Stay tuned for expanded programing in 2023-2025 as we prepare for this special anniversary.

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The Friends of Minute Man National Park are proud to support the ongoing maintenance and preservation of the Buttrick Gardens located at the North Bridge Visitor Center at Minute Man National Historical Park. The Friends hold an annual fundraiser that supports the garden with seasonal maintenance such as weeding, watering, pruning, dead-heading. Ongoing projects include rejuvenation of historic plants, reestablishing native pollinators, turf improvements, and removing invasive species.

We also support large-scale projects including the 2021 hardscape rehabilitation of the Buttrick Gardens historic walkways. The Friends secured a $100,000 grant from the Concord Community Preservation Fund to restore and rehabilitate the brick, bluestone, and cobblestone pathways and stairs. For more information, please visit our website at www.friendsofminuteman.org/buttrick-gardens.

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The Friends of Minute Man National Park's largest project to date has been the sponsorship of Parker’s Revenge, the battle site where Lexington’s Captain Parker reengaged the British Regulars on their retreat to Boston on April 19, 1775.

The Friends raised over $300,000 through grants and donations for the Parker’s Revenge between 2014-2018. The extensive project included comprehensive archaeological research, rehabilitation of the battlefield, trail design, and the creation of an interpretive exhibit for Park visitors.

Parker’s Revenge battlefield is located along Battle Road at Minute Man National Historical Park. You may visit year-round from dawn till dusk while the Parker’s Revenge exhibit is open seasonally at the Minute Man Visitor Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.friendsofminuteman.org/parkers-revenge-battlefield-restoration.

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New for 2023! We are delighted to announce that the Friends of Minute Man National Park will be offering monthly garden tours in the spring and summer. Join us to learn about the history and horticulture of the c.1911 Buttrick Gardens which overlook the North Bridge.

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Friends of Minute Man National Park
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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Executive Director

Kathleen Fahey

Board President

Robert Morris

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Robert Morris

Ned Strong

Paul O'Shaughnessy

Frances Sacco

Steve McCarthy

Mike Giaimo

Doug Harding

Sarah Leaf Herrmann

Amy Barrett

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