Patriots Day is coming up - celebrate on Fort Hill! / by Jason Turgeon

For those of you lucky to be home on Monday, April 16, you can celebrate the midnight ride of William Dawes and the battles of Lexington and Concord right here on Fort Hill.

Here are all the details, courtesy of Discover Roxbury:

Patriot’s Day is continued to be observed annually.  Join the Roxbury Collaborative in celebrating Boston’s role in freeing the American colonies from British Occupation.  On the third Monday of April, begin your day with a buffet breakfast at the UU Urban Ministry/First Church in Roxbury at 8am.  Historic speeches will follow and at 10am., you will be able to witness a re-enactment of William Dawes’ horseback ride from Roxbury to Lexington and Concord. 

The William I Brown Memorial Scholarship will be presented to high school students who have demonstrated civic engagement in the community, and a local resident will receive an Unsung Hero Award. The day’s events end with a free one hour trolley tour of Roxbury. Those not wishing to take the tour can instead enjoy open house visits to the Dillaway-Thomas House, the Shirley-Eustis House, and Eliot Burial Ground.