TOWNSEND — The Townsend Minuteman Company will join the Townsend Rod & Gun Club for a muster on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Townsend Rod & Gun Club, located off Emery Road.

The black powder shoot starts at 9 a.m. and there will be colonial-era refreshments.

Rod & Gun Club members meet every third Sunday of the month for target shooting with their black powder muskets and rifles.

The Minutemen will muster and drill at 11 a.m. There will be an exercise in firing a flintlock musket and discussion about the clothing and equipment needed to outfit as a Minuteman.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

In 1775, 73 men from Townsend answered the Lexington and Concord alarm. Many also were present at Bunker Hill and many served at various other times during the Revolutionary War.

The Townsend Minuteman Company was reorganized in 2006 to help commemorate the town’s 275th anniversary in 2007.

We invite anyone interested to join our ranks. Even if you do not have a musket, do not despair. We also need fifers, drummers and flag-bearers.

So please come to the muster on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Townsend Rod & Gun Club and help us celebrate our history.

If you have any questions, please call John Barrett at 978-597-3334 or e-mail to