February 23, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
After enlisting as a fifer in the Continental Army at just 13 years old, Thomas Nixon Jr. of Framingham marched on Lexington and Concord in April 1775. He, and thousands of young boys and teenagers, joined the fife and drum corps as both his father and uncle shouldered the call. While fifing was Nixon’s introduction to war, it appealed to him and became a true skill. The tune book Thomas carried in battle is one of fourteen known books of its kind in existence. It is also a rare depiction of fife tunes that included harmonies.
Join the Framingham History Center as founding member of the Middlesex County Volunteer Fifes & Drums, Steven Taskovics, discusses the significance of the tune book and the fifers’ role in directing the Revolutionary War.
Tickets are $5/FHC member and $10/non-member. Purchase tickets at framinghamhistory.org or mail checks to FHC P.O. Box 2032, Framingham, MA 01703. Questions? Call 508-626-9091.
This is a “Framingham’s Top 10” exhibit program.
February 23, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
Sunday Celebrations: Trevor the Games Man
February 23, 2:00-3:00, Main Library, Costin Room, All Ages.
This multiple award-winning entertainer will host a show featuring stilt walking and
Come meet Team Framingham runner, Anatoly Prekrasnyy who is running the 2020 Boston Marathon for the Friends of the Framingham Library!
February 23, 2020, 4:00 PM @ Keefe Tech H.S.
Annual pops concert and silent auction
February 23, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Keefe Tech High School
Framingham based Heritage Chorale annual Pops concert presenting a musical kaleidoscope of songs based on a color theme.
There is an additional silent auction with varied items in a moderate price range.