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Meet the Reenactors

Learn more about the people who appear in the American Experience program, Patriots Day.


 
Alexander Cain

 


Alexander Cain
From: Amesbury, Massachusetts
Occupation: attorney

Cain has written a book on the Battle of Lexington.


 
 
Lincoln Clark

 


Lincoln Clark
From: Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Occupation: candle manufacturer
Re-enactment role: Captain Lawrence Parsons of the Tenth Regiment


 
 
Peter Condrick

 


Peter Condrick
From: Norwell, Massachusetts
Occupation: high school history teacher
Re-enactment role: British sergeant

Condrick started reenacting as a teenager.


 
 
Henry Cooke

 


Henry Cooke
Occupation: tailor

Cooke custom tailors many of the uniforms that other re-enactors wear.


 
 
Mike Coppe

 


Mike Coppe
From: Lexington, Massachusetts
Occupation: pediatric dentist
Re-enactment role: British officer

Coppe used to be a minute man, but now re-enacts on the British side.


 
 
Barry J. Cunha

 


Barry J. Cunha
From: Lexington, Massachusetts
Occupation: dentist
Re-enactment role: Francis Brown, a tavern owner and Lexington minute man who was wounded in the neck by a musket ball on April 19, 1775. Miraculously, he survived, and had the ball removed over a year later.

Cunha spent 20 years in the active Air Force reserves, serving during Desert Storm, after 9/11 and during the Iraq War.


 
 
David Dooks

 


David Dooks
From: Ayer, Massachusetts


 
 
Dan Fenn

 


Dan Fenn
From: Lexington, Massachusetts
Occupation: retired professor
Re-enactment role: Corporal Ebenezer Parker

Fenn worked in John F. Kennedy's administration.


 
 
Colin Godfrey

 


Colin Godfrey
From: Lexington, Massachusetts
Occupation: computer science professor
Re-enactment role: Nathaniel Farmer, who received a nasty arm wound.

Godfrey's parents are English. He has also played the role of Samuel Adams.


 
 
Jim Hart

 


Jim Hart
From: Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Occupation: businessman
Re-enactment role: Jonas Parker


 
 
Skip Hayward

 


Skip Hayward
From: Belmont, Massachusetts
Occupation: facilities manager
Re-enactment role: Samuel Hadley


 
 
Rebecca Hendrix

 


Rebecca Hendrix
From: Danbury, Connecticut


 
 
Guy Huse

 


Guy Huse
From: Littleton, Massachusetts


 
 
Clinton Jackson

 


Clinton Jackson
From: Lowell, Massachusetts
Occupation: camera repairman

Jackson is descended from five relatives who fought in the American Revolution.


 
 
Henry Liu

 


Henry Liu
From: Lexington, Massachusetts
Occupation: banker
Re-enactment role: John Tidd, who was wounded in the head during the April 19th battle and is buried in Ye Olde Burying Ground, near the Battle Green.

Every Patriot's Day, Liu stops by Tidd's gravesite to pay his respects on his way to Buckman Tavern just before the battle re-enactment.


 
 
Wayne McCarthy

 


Wayne McCarthy
From: Waltham, Massachusetts
Occupation: high school teacher
Re-enactment role: Captain, Lexington Minute Men


 
 
Rhonda McConnon

 


Rhonda McConnon
From: Bolton, Massachusetts
McConnon is an expert on colonial clothing.


 
 
The Rev. Peter H. Meek

 


The Rev. Peter H. Meek
From: Lexington, Massachusetts
Occupation: senior minister, Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington
Re-enactment role: The Rev. Jonas Clarke

Meek delivers a sermon once a year to his congregation while dressed as The Rev. Mr. Clarke.


 
 
George Newman

 


George Newman
Occupation: historian
Re-enactment role: George Washington


 
 
Paul O'Shaughnessy

 


Paul O'Shaughnessy
From: Lexington, Massachusetts
Occupation: electrical engineer
Re-enactment role: Major John Pitcairn, Commanding Officer, His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot

O'Shaughnessy is also an actor and lighting designer at a theater in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.


 
 
Bill Poole

 


Bill Poole
From: Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Occupation: retired teacher, clerk of the Lexington Historical Society
Re-enactment role: Ebenezer Lock, who was Poole's sixth great-grandfather and fought on the Common on April 19, 1775, along with three of his cousins. Lock went on to serve under General George Washington in the Continental Army.

Poole is currently researching Lexington Common as it appeared on April 19, 1775.


 
 
Charles Price

 


Charles Price
From: Lexington, Massachusetts
Occupation:retired electronics engineer; seasonal U.S. park ranger at Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA
Re-enactment role: Prince Estabrook

Price's character was featured in an award-winning book by Alice M. Hinkle, Prince Estabrook, Slave and Soldier.


 
 
Jim Roberts

 


Jim Roberts
From: Groton, Massachusetts
Occupation: salesman in high tech industry
Re-enactment role: Sergeant Munro

Roberts's birthday is April 19 -- Patriot's Day. He grew up in Lexington, watching re-enactments.


 
 
Bill Rose

 


Bill Rose
From: Bolton, Massachusetts
Occupation: business owner
Re-enactment role: Jedediah Monroe

Rose also does French military re-enactments.


 
 
Winston Stone

 


Winston Stone
From: Middleboro, Massachusetts
Occupation: car salesman
Re-enactment role: Captain and Lieutenant Colonel, First Guards

Stone's mother is British.


 
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