Hollis holding events during Hidden Treasures weekend
The National Park Service is sponsoring a Hidden Treasures weekend May 16-17, with 25 communities in the Freedom’s Way National Heritage areas in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
As part of the program, the Hollis Heritage Commission is holding several free events from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. both days at the Town Hall Community Room (7 Monument Square) and Monument Square.
Learn the story of the Nevins Stone and the “Call to Arms” of Hollis Militia with Hollis’ own “Paul Revere,” Deacon John Boynton. He rode through Hollis calling the militia to arms for their march to Lexington on April 19, 1775.
A speaker will give a presentation at 11 a.m. in the Community Room. Historical artifacts, re-enactors, and a display of home life in 1775 will also be at the Community Room.
A roll call of soldiers listed on Nevins Stone will take place between 2 and 3 p.m. in Monument Square. Attendees can also view maps and have self-guided tours of the militia men’s homes and the cemeteries.
See listing of events in each town at freedomsway.org/projects/treasures.html.
For more information, call Joe Johnson at 1-207-897-8496 or visit hollisnh.org.