On Wednesday, March 17, Dr.  Robert Gross will present the seventh lecture in the Friends of Minute Man Winter Lecture Series. His presentation, “Concord Goes to War: How a Conservative Colonial Town Became the Starting-Point of the Revolutionary War,” will intrigue historians, reenactors, and local residents alike.  Lecture begin at 8:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, MA.

robertgrossRobert A. Gross is James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor of Early American History at the University of Connecticut. A native of Bridgeport, Connecticut, he received the B.A. in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966 and the Ph.D. in history from Columbia University in 1976. Prof. Gross specializes in the social and cultural history of the U.S., from the colonial era through the 19th century. His first book on the American Revolution, The Minutemen and Their World, won the 1977 Bancroft Prize in American History. He has continued studies of the Revolutionary era in such works as In Debt to Shays: The Bicentennial of an Agrarian Rebellion. A onetime journalist at Newsweek and free-lance writer for Harper’s, Saturday Review, and Book World, Prof. Gross addresses his scholarship to academic and general audiences alike.

All lectures are free to the public and take place at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord, MA. Parking is available on Elm Street. For more information about the Friends of Minute Man National Park, or to download a lecture series brochure, please visit our website.