The Hive

A Symposium for Living History Interpreters

Partner Event
February 17 - 18, 2024 @ 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST

Massachusetts National Guard Armory
91 Everett St.
Concord, MA 01742

Back by popular demand, Minute Man National Historical Park, Friends of Minute Man, Revolution 250, and the Massachusetts Army National Guard are pleased to present The Hive: A Symposium for Living History Interpreters

This two-day symposium is geared toward reenactors and living history interpreters for the early period of the American Revolution. It will feature scholars and subject matter experts, presentations, and hands-on break-out sessions.

Both mornings will begin with musket drill sessions, “open office hours” for friendly kit consultations, comfortable sewing circles, and a show and tell of original 18th-century objects from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Wearing your historical clothing is encouraged if you wish to receive consultation on either of the days. To participate in the musket drill, please bring a musket and an empty cartridge box (and a bayonet if one is available). Safety inspections will be completed at the beginning of the drill. 

Please bring your own lunch each day for a lunch break; light refreshments will be available. Participants are welcome to bring items to share as well.  

On Saturday, there will be several formal presentations starting at 11:45 a.m., followed by two concurrent break-out sessions at 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. On Sunday afternoon, a facilitated panel discussion to explore the Lives of Embattled Farmers: The Towns of Lexington, Lincoln and Concord in 1775 will be followed by two concurrent breakout sessions.

Registration is required and will open on January 20, 2024.

Register Here

This event is free and open to the public.


A small parking lot with accessible parking is available at the Massachusetts National Guard Armory at 91 Everett Street, Concord MA. There is also ample free on-street parking on adjacent streets and additional parking available at the Alcott Elementary School, 93 Laurel Street, Concord, MA. A wheelchair lift is available to enter the building. 

Jim Hollister
Minute Man National Historic Park