Historic walking tour offered in Marblehead on Labor Day

The Daily ItemMARBLEHEAD – The Marblehead Museum & Historical Society on Labor Day will offer walking tours of Marblehead sites associated with Gen. John Glover and the home front during the Revolutionary War.Judy Anderson, curator of the Jeremiah Lee Mansion will lead the tour on Monday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. until noon.”Marblehead’s involvement in covert operations was significant, and her losses profound. Nearly 600 Marblehead men served in the famous Glover’s Regiment,” Anderson said. “Glover’s men provided critical support to George Washington’s Continental Army during the dramatic crossing of the Delaware River in 1776, and at other times. The tour will also reveal some surprising information about Colonel Jeremiah Lee’s clandestine activities in the months leading up to the War.”Anderson said Sept. 2 is the anniversary of the commissioning of the famous privateer ship, the Hannah.”It is fitting to recognize the sacrifices of so many Marblehead soldiers, sailors and families during the difficult war that devastated our town’s economy and citizens, but resulted in America’s independence,” she said. “So we have been offering this tour on the Labor Day holiday each year since 2000.”The tour begins at the Jeremiah Lee Mansion, 161 Washington St. The cost is $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members. Reservations are requested but not required. For additional information or to make a reservation call (781) 631-1768.

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