In September 1774 the farmers of Middlesex County rose up and ended royal government in most of Massachusetts. For the next seven months, Patriot activists and the British governor raced to seize artillery. Cannon disappeared from ships, shore batteries, and even armories under redcoat guard. In Newton, citizens voted to form their own artillery company. Learn more about this dramatic time in American history as author J.L. Bell discusses his book, The Road to Concord, which uncovers the hidden history that led to the Revolutionary War. Bell is proprietor of the Boston1775.net website, an elected fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a Newton North High School graduate. Co-sponsored by Historic Newton. A book signing will follow.
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