Making Democracy Work

First Fridays


A monthly forum usually held on the first Friday of every month. Speakers present on topics of importance to Lexington residents.

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Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, October 3, 2014
9:15 AM
Community Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
Unearthing the Second Battle of Lexington. Early in the afternoon of April 19, 1775, after the first shots of the American Revolution were fired, Captain Parker and Lexington's militia set up an ambush for the British troops at what is now called "Parker's Revenge" or "The Second Battle of Lexington." Now, in 2014, archeological work has begun at the site and will be the subject of our first First Friday of the year.

Margaret Watters from the UMass Department of Anthropology will talk about the work she is conducting and the tools of modern archeology and how they are being applied to the Parker's Revenge Site.

This is the first in the series of 2014-2015 First Friday Forums serving to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 a.m. Presentations begin at 9:30.

For more information or to carpool, contact the League of Women Voters of Lexington at All League forums are open to the public at no charge.