About the Contributors
Shirley Blancke is Associate Curator of Archaelogy and Native American Studies at the
Stephanie Bowen is a Concord resident and a student at Concord Academy who writes a
regular column for the Concord Journal, "Kid View."
Jay Cannon is a Sudbury Minuteman and the former publisher of Yankee Doodle a
magazine for Revolutionary reenactors. He lives in Concord.
Elizabeth "Betsy" Conant is a long-time resident of Acton who helped edit A Brief
History of Acton for the Acton Historical Society.
John Filios is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a member of the
Donald L. Hafner is a professor of political science at Boston College and a former
captain in the Lincoln Minutemen.
D. Michael Ryan is the official historian of the Concord and Lincoln Minutemen and a
volunteer interpreter for the National Park Service. A former U.S. Army infantry
organizer who served in Vietnam, he is an associate dean of students at Boston College.
Lou Sideris is Chief of Interpretations at Minute Man National Historical Park.
He has worked for the National Park Service at Sequoia and Yellowstone National
Parks and as an advisor for Nepal's park service in the Himalayas.