The Munroe Tavern Reopens After Renovation

The timeline of the British advance and retreat on April 19th.

The Lexington tavern that once hosted George Washington has been re-opened to the public after a lengthy archeological dig and restoration project.

From the beautifully renovated exterior, to the sleek new Elsa O. Sullivan Program Center, the house is now ready for the next hundred years of history. The new climate-controlled Munroe Tavern will house the Historical Center’s artifact collection and pay tribute to the British soldiers who fought on April 19th.

As the exhausted British returned from Concord on their way back to Boston, they commandeered the Munroe Tavern to use as a makeshift hospital for their wounded. More than 100 soldiers were wounded in battle that day; 73 died. A colorful timeline in the Program Center traces the events of the day from the British perspective.

Britain’s Consul General to Boston, Phil Budden attended the dedication ceremony as did Representative Jay Kaufman and State Senator Ken Donnelly. Elsa Sullivan cut the ribbon.



Elsa Sullivan is escorted to the event by Bill Mix (left) and Bill Poole (right) of the Lexington Minute Men Company.Elsa Sullivan (center) celebrates the dedication of the Program Center that bears here name with State Senator Ken Donnelly (left) and State Representative Jay Kaufman (right). For years Elsa served as Docent of the Munroe Tavern.From left to right: Bill Mix of the Lexington Minute Men Company, Lexington Historical Society President Paul Ross, Lexington Historical Society Director Susan Bennett, Munroe Tavern Benefactor Elsa O. Sullivan, Paul O'Shaughnessy of the British 10th Regiment of Foot and Phil Budden, British Consul General to New England.


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Annual Walk to Benefit The Children’s Room

Annual Walk to Benefit The Children’s Room

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Arlington Town Hall

1:00 pm

Join our inspiring fall fundraiser and largest community event of the year!

We will walk our 3 miles – RAIN OR SHINE!!


Honor the memory of a loved one, and help keep this essential program in place to support grieving children and teens after the death of a close family member.

To register for the walk, visit, or visit and be connected through our walk page. Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 13. Registration includes t-shirt, entertainment, and refreshments. As in the past, we will include names of those we walk in memory of on the back of the t-shirt. The deadline for submission of names is 9/20/11.


To help us reach our fundraising goal, we encourage all registrants to create a personalized fundraising page – it is easy to do and is a great way to spread the word about the mission of The Children’s Room. Once established, your page can easily be forwarded to family friends and colleagues – maximizing fundraising opportunities. Utilizing facebook and social media is a great way to expand your outreach and reach your fundraising target.


With the support of sponsors, 100% of money raised at the Memories Walk will directly support essential programs at The Children’s Room. We have a variety of levels of sponsorship and look forward to expanding our network of corporate and organizational support. Sponsorship information is available on our website,


Matching Gifts are a great way to make donations go further. As a walker or donor, explore whether you, a family member or friend is employed at a company that offers matching gift benefits.

For information or questions about Memories Walk 2011, contact

We are truly appreciative of your support, and look forward to walking with you on October 2nd!

The Children’s Room, Caring support for grieving children, teens & families

1210 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476 781/641-4741

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