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Lexington Kicks Off Lex250 Celebrations

The Lex250 Commission, Chair Suzie Barry, and the Town of Lexington are proud to announce the Launch of the Lex250 Celebrations, kicking off a year of events commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and the start of the American Revolution.

The event will feature remarks from Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll and diplomats from France and the United Kingdom.

The launch will also feature performances by the Lexington Minute Men and the William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps, and include the unveiling of the Lex250 Countdown Calendar in front of the Lexington Town Office Building.

Schedule of events for the Launch of Lex250 Celebrations.


Friday, April 19, from 12-1 p.m. (media set-up at 11:45 a.m.)

Afternoon and evening filled with colonial-themed events to follow kick-off event. All are welcome!


Cary Memorial Hall (front steps), 1605 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington (rain location: Inside Cary Memorial Hall atrium)


Speaking at the launch will be:

  • The Hon. Kim Driscoll, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
  • Senator Michael J. Barrett, State Senate Assistant Majority Leader 
  • Mustafa Soykurt, Boston Consul-General of the French Republic 
  • Peter Abbott OBE,Boston Consul-General of the United Kingdom
  • Suzie Barry, Chair of the Lex250 Commission of the Town of Lexington

The speaking program will begin at 12 p.m., followed by the Grand Unveiling of the Countdown Calendar. This is the start of a day of Colonial-themed events, which the public and members of the press are encouraged to attend, including:

  • 1-3 p.m. British Tea and Colonial Talks: Reenactors and historians will give presentations on varieties of British tea, the long-time affinity for tea and its connection to the American Revolution. Talks will also include discussions of hidden figures and lesser-known Revolutionary tales.
  • 7 p.m. Countdown-to-250 Concert. The Lexington Bicentennial Band will present “Wind Music from the British Empire,” including music from Gustav Holst to The Beatles!

Both events are inside at the Cary Memorial Hall.

Media accommodations, including parking and setup will be provided. Members of the news media are asked to please RSVP to [email protected] and [email protected].