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The King’s Own Comes to Needham

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Needham Council for Arts and Culture, working with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, has invited the Kings Own, 4th Foot, to Needham. The King’s Own is a historically accurate group of reenactors who bring the British army of the American Revolution to life. On June 22nd, from 9:00 to 1:00, the King’s Own will recreate an expedition of British soldiers who’ve ventured out from Boston in 1775. Our Soldiers will set up at the Town Common, right next to Town Hall. Such soldiers were sent to Boston to keep an eye on the people of Massachusetts in the wake of events like the Boston Tea Party. Soldiers from the 4th Foot would be the first to die in the American Revolution at the Battle of Concord.
Soldiers will drill, cook, demonstrate weapons and tactics, and engage with the public. There will be demonstrations of musket and bayonet use, as well was aspects of daily life in the dramatic months leading up the revolution. This event is designed to be fun, educational, and family friendly. Needham’s role in the early days of the revolution will be highlighted. There will also be a presentation by the Needham History Center and Museum.


June 22
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Needham Town Hall
1471 Highland Avenue
Needham, 02492 United States
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