The Arlington Historical Society

 The Arlington Historical Society is once again pleased to host the Battle of Menotomy on the Jason Russell House lawn on Sunday, April 15th at 12:00 noon. The Jason Russell House is OPEN for FREE tours from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Menotomy Minutemen Captain Jim McLean tells us the British companies will include the 4th, 10th and 27th Regiments of Foot this year, there will be plenty of Redcoats. The colonial units will be represented by the Danvers Alarum Company, Gardner’s Regiment, Acton Minutemen, and Menotomy Minutemen. Huzzah!

Following the re-enactment, the Jason Russell House will open to the public for tours.  Additionally, Arlington’s Patriot’s Day parade will head down Massachusetts Avenue starting at 2:00pm.


The Arlington Historical Society, with offices in the Smith Museum, hosts a yearly lecture series as well as offering individual and group tours of the historic Jason Russell House. Through its education and outreach program, the Arlington Historical Society welcomes school classes and scout groups to explore life in colonial America.

Ed Program in the Smith Museum
Ed Program in the Smith Museum

Program Series

2017-2018 Lecture Series “Centuries of the Arts in Arlington”


Membership in the Society includes: Free admission to the Jason Russell House, Smith Museum, and the Historical Lecture Series; a discount on items purchased at The Museum Shop; a subscription to our newsletter “Menotomy Minutes”. For information on joining the Arlington Historical Society, see our Membership Page.

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