This year's trail march will take place on Patriot's Day, Monday, April 20 2015. It will be the 50th year that we've followed the route taken by the 81 Stow soldiers on April 19, 1775. We meet at Shaw's Plaza in Stow at 4:15 AM and step off promptly at 4:30. If that is too early for you, you can join us along the route or at our "halfway" breakfast stop at Rideout Playground in Concord at 7:00.
The trail march invitation and details can be found here: http://www.stowminutemen.org/files/2015TrailMarchInvite.pdf and details of our route including arrival times can be found here: www.stowminutemen.org/files/TrailMarchSchedule2015.pdf.
Any questions can be directed to email@example.com.
The Stow Minuteman Company was reactivated in 1965 by order of the Stow Selectmen, to "preserve and perpetuate the memory and spirit of our forebears [and] promote an active interest in Revolutionary history." 2015 marks our 50th anniversary!
Individuals and families are invited to join. Our membership portrays the colonial civilians of 1775, mainly farmers and their families, who were in opposition to the recent acts of Parliament.
The Company attends a number of area parades, living history demonstrations, colonial fairs, and reenactments throughout the year. Locally, we give demonstrations at the Stow schools, march in the Memorial Day Parade, and perhaps the highlight of the year, we reenact the trail march from Stow to the North Bridge in Concord along nearly the same route as the Stow Minutemen of 1775.
Stow Minutemen reach Concord's North Bridge after the Trail March (2008)
(Photo provided by Garrett Conover)