the Birthplace of the American Revolution,
cradle of the Environmental Movement,
the Home of the American Literary Renaissance
2005 - Cleanup
As Michael McGrath moved out from the
family home of 100 years and into the newly constructed house at the
rear of the property, many volunteers helped with the clearing of
invasive vegetation from around the house.
Volunteer Bill Rose attacking the invasive
plants. Bill also built the carriage holding the original
stolen canon hidden at Barrett Farm and now on display at the
Minute Man Park headquarters a mile away.
Volunteer Miles McConnon pulling out bittersweet and
multi-floral rose invasives.
Water main breaks and a high water table took
its toll on the conditions in the basement. Oil and asbestos
cleaning was done in December 2005 through January 2006.
Volunteer Milan Galland worked on clearing the barn side
road. He and a few others discovered the poison ivy covering
An early snowfall covers the ground and
Volunteers Jim Hollister and John Bruno proud
of the pick-up truck extractions. Jim works for Minuteman
National Historical Park and John volunteers there as an