Thoreauly Antiques Steals a Starring Role in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women

Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, and Thoreauly Antiques are taking over the big screen this holiday season. Have you seen the trailer? Notice the actors on the beach wearing shawls and carrying picnic baskets? All shawls and picnic baskets are from Concord’s own Thoreauly Antiques!

Judi Gray is one of the buyers for Thoreauly Antiques and she said the Little Women crew frequented her store on a very regular basis. Judi buys English and French 19th and 20th century pieces. A lot of these pieces are in the Little Women movie. What should you be looking for while you’re nibbling your popcorn? 

Well, here is a list: jewelry pieces, linens, table cloths, shawls, flat wear, platters, plates, antique books, fountain pens, fireplace items, and cast iron pots. 

Judi said it was very exciting working with the Little Women crew and “they made monthly sales very nice”.

The movie is receiving great reviews. According to Sara Stewart of the New York Post, “The most impressive thing about this “Little Women” is Gerwig’s balancing act: Here is a much more incisive look at the relationship between women and art than previous versions — but also tons of holiday magic. It’s a warm fireplace hearth of a film, albeit one with a tendency to spit out fiery embers.” 

Sounds like a great movie to watch and a great store to visit! Thoreauly Antiques is located at 27 Walden St. in Concord MA and can be found online at


The Umbrella Stage Company is proud to be the first professional company to bring to local audiences this newest musical, magical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s classic children tale, Tuck Everlasting, which also inspired a 2002 Disney film. 

Recently on Broadway, the show tells the story of 11-year-old Winnie Foster (played by Madi Shaer), who yearns for a adventure beyond her wrought iron fence in Tree Gap, New Hampshire in 1893. When she stumbles upon the Tuck family and their secret to everlasting youth, she faces the extraordinary choice of returning to her ordinary life or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey. 

“For decades American schoolchildren studied the original novel and it is still taught to 4th and 5th graders today,” observes Elliot Norton Award-winning director Nancy Curran Willis. “Tuck Everlasting deals with some very adult concepts of time, loss, growing up, death, love, loyalty, and family. Yet, the musical takes the audience on a magical, mystical, memorable journey suitable for the entire family.” 

Tuck Everlasting was selected for the season, says Brian Boruta, The Umbrella Stage Co. Producing Artistic Director, to provide substantive “family entertainment…that’s not exactly holiday-themed, but a little outside the box.” Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and cosponsor of the production at The Umbrella, calls Babbitt’s story “the equal of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and perhaps even a couple of Emily Dickinson’s postcards from eternity.”

More About Nancy Curran Willis & The Umbrella Stage Company Willis has directed 7 shows for The Umbrella including the multi-award-winning Angels in America Parts I & II. With 30 years of directing experience, she has earned awards including the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Direction, ArtsImpulse, and many EMACT DASH Awards. The Umbrella Stage Company is part of the expansive Umbrella Arts Center (formerly Emerson Umbrella), a multifunction 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization founded in 1983 in Concord, MA. Its expanded, six-show season will alternate between a 344-seat mainstage and flexible 100-seat blackbox – the first season to be staged in The Umbrella’s brand-new, state-of-the-art, multi-theater performing arts facilities at 40 Stow Street. Season, Flex Pass, Group and Individual tickets are available. Learn more at .

Concord Museum’s Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

A love of books and reading is a lifelong treasure passed from adult to child, from generation to generation. Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature at the Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts gives Concord’s renowned literary tradition a creative twist.  

During the holiday season the Museum decorates dozens of fanciful trees and wreaths creatively decorated by Museum volunteers to illustrate treasured and new favorite children’s books.  The trees and wreaths cme in all shapes and sizes and are adorned with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites.

We are thrilled to welcome Pamela Zagarenski, Illustrator of Zola’s Elephant and two-time Caldecott-honor winning artist, as this year’s Honorary Chair.

2019 marks the 24th year of the Concord Museum’s award-winning Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature, is organized by the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers as a benefit to support the Museum’s education initiatives.  This year’s Guild of Volunteers Co-Chairs are Pam Nelson and Lyn Carroll.Admission:

During this benefit event, Museum admission is $15 adults, $10 seniors, $6 children (4–18); children under 4 Free. Members Free. Events are free with admission except where indicated. Hours: The Museum is open 7 days a week, 10:00am to 4:00pm. (Closed December 24 and December 25) Location: Concord Museum is located at 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA. Parking is Free. For more information


The Umbrella welcomes public, artists, and artisans to newly completed arts center for annual Winter Market

The Umbrella invites you to kick off the holiday season and support local artisans at its annual Winter Market this weekend, December 6-8, in the recently completed Umbrella Arts Center.

One weekend each year, The Umbrella transforms into a bustling marketplace with work from more than 75 creative vendors displaying everything from handmade ceramics, forged and beaded jewelry and blown glass to unique woven scarves, photography and art prints, ornaments and wood-turned treasures.

A cherished Concord tradition, the Market brings holiday shoppers together with The Umbrella’s skilled studio artists, faculty and students, joined by acclaimed guest artists from throughout Greater Boston. Get all your holiday shopping done in one, fun swoop by buying handmade holiday gifts directly from regional artists. You’ll have a great story to accompany the gift, and you’ll be supporting local artists in creating new work year round!

This year’s Market is the first to be held after completion of a multiyear renovation and construction project that has transformed the former Emerson School in the heart of Concord Center. Works by participating artists will be on display throughout the three-floor renovated space, and the annual “Off the Wall” small-works show in the freshly built new atrium Main Art Gallery will feature purchasable artworks smaller than 14″ x 14″ x 14″ and priced under $300, just the right size to be a gift for yourself or someone special. When you fall in love with one of these pieces you can buy it right off the wall! 

This year’s Market will also include live music, local food vendors, and a wider range of hands-on family friendly activities in The Umbrella’s new arts classrooms and Makerspace labs, as well as opportunities to visit new theater facilities where The Umbrella Stage Company, Greater Boston’s newest professional theater, will be presenting the musical, Tuck Everlasting

The Umbrella Winter Market is free, open to the public and full of good cheer – so bring a friend and #DiscoverYourArts! 

The Umbrella is easily accessible by Route 2’s Walden exit, 2 blocks from Fitchburg rail line stop, and offers free parking. 

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