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Transfer Celebration and Open House, October 27, 2012

Barrett Farm Celebration
Saturday, October 27, 2012
448 Barretts Mill Road, Concord

Save Our Heritage and Minute Man National Historical Park
celebrated the completion of the Save Our Heritage restoration of
the Colonel James Barrett Farm
and the transfer of ownership to the
National Park Service, Minute Man National Historical Park

11am - 12pm:  Public Ceremony with
   Congresswoman Niki Tsongas
  
Nancy Nelson, Minute Man National Historical Park, Superintendent
  
Jeff Wieand, Concord Board of Selectmen
   Shirley Lane, Col. James Barrett Descendant
   Neil Rasmussen, Save Our Heritage, President
  
Anna West Winter, Save Our Heritage, Executive Director
  
Colonial Musket Salute

12pm - 4pm:  Open House
   Preservation architect, timber framers, window artisan, and others will be on
   hand with demonstrations and to answer questions.

Special thanks to the Friends of Minute Man National Park
for their assistance with this event.

Save Our Heritage’s project to restore Barrett Farm has been made possible by the generous support of  the Town of Concord Community Preservation Fund, Save America’s Treasures Preservation Fund, and individual private donations.
Many, many thanks to all.

Watch the VIDEO of the Ceremony

Read the PRESS RELEASE about the Ceremony

Neil Rassmussen speaks about the Colonel and House Niki Tsongas, Congresswoman and Nancy Nelson, Park Superintendent
Neil Rasmussen speaks about the Colonel and House Niki Tsongas, Congresswoman and Nancy Nelson, Park Superintendent

Audience

Shirley Lane, Barrett descendant, appreciates restoration
Audience
Shirley Lane, Barrett descendant, appreciates restoration

Niki Tsongas, Member of Congress, spoke about the legislative prossess involved.

Concord Selectman Jeff Wieand discussed the compolex arrangements and risks.
Niki Tsongas, Member of Congress, spoke about the legislative prossess involved. Jeff Wieand, Concord Selectman, discussed the complex arrangements and risks

Mike McGrath recieves thanks from Neil

Historic architect Rick Detwill receives acknowledgement.
Mike McGrath recieves thanks from Neil Historic architect Rick Detwiller receives acknowledgement.

Rud and Liz Barrett with Mike and Mike

Anna hands over the key to the Park
Rud and Liz Barrett with Mike McGrath and Mike Barrett Anna hands over the key to the Park

Former house owner Michael McGrath watched intently.

Park Superintendent Nancy Nelson accepts the transfer.
Former house owner Michael McGrath watched intently. Park Superintendent Nancy Nelson accepts the transfer.

Concord Museum Curator David Wood

A musket salute
Concord Museum Curator David Wood A musket salute

Peterson Family (Barretts) in Muster Chamber room

Joan with Joe and Pat Ierardi (Barretts) and Susie (McGrath)
Peterson Family (Barretts) in Muster Chamber room Joan with Joe and Pat Ierardi (Barretts) and Susie (McGrath)

Timber Framing / Carpenters - Tom, Justin, Joe, and Nicholas

Volunteer Bill Rose
Timber Framing / Carpenters - Tom, Justin, Joe, and Nicholas Volunteer Bill Rose

Volunteer and ditch construction supervisor Joel Bohy

Park ranger Jim Hollister
Volunteer and ditch construction supervisor Joel Bohy Park ranger Jim Hollister

Volunteers John, Charlotte, and Jim Bruno

Volunteer Austin Chinn
Volunteers John, Charlotte, and Jim Bruno Volunteer Austin Chinn

Rick (historic architect), Paul (windows) and Daisy

Stephanie, Greg, and Sara Peterson (Barretts) in 2nd floor rear
Rick (historic architect), Paul (windows) and Daisy Stephanie, Greg, and Sara Peterson (Barretts) in 2nd floor rear

Muster Chamber with furniture

Parlor Chamber with furniture
Muster Chamber with furniture Parlor Chamber with furniture

Parlor with furniture including a Concord high-boy

Rear second floor with restoration photos and video replays
Parlor with furniture including a Concord high-boy Rear second floor with restoration photos and video replays

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