A weekend celebration to honor the legacy of  Concord Native son, George Washington Dugan.


Every event is free and open to all!


Thursday, July 13, 7pm:

Marvin Alonso Greer Lecture and Discussion, Goodwin Forum @ Concord Library


Friday, July 14, 7pm:

Screening of the Academy Award winning film, “Glory”

Including talkback with Historian, Marvin Alonso Greer

The Umbrella Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre


Saturday, July 15:

10:30am: Ceremony honoring George Washington Dugan, Monument Square

1pm: “Freedom Unfinished” : A talk by Historian Marvin Alonso Greer

2pm: Civil War History Demonstrations, Robbins House lawn

4pm: Life of a Civil War Soldier, North Bridge Area


Sunday, July 16th:

11am: Civil War Living History Demonstrations, Robbins House lawn

12noon – 3pm: Open House at National Guard Museum displaying Civil War Artifacts, Concord Armory


Free Screening & Talk: GLORY


The Umbrella Arts Center is proud to partner with the Town of Concord DEI Commission and Concord Visitor Center to celebrate the sacrifice of Concord’s native son, George Washington Dugan, who served in the Massachusetts 54th during the Civil War.

On Friday, July 14 at 7pm, join us for a free public screening of the Oscar-nominated film Glory, about one of the Union Army’s earliest African-American regiments in the American Civil War. It stars Matthew Broderick as Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the regiment’s commanding officer, and Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman. The screening will be followed by a talkback guest historian, author and living history interpreter Marvin Alonso Green.

Free and open to the public. The Umbrella is ADA accessible and offers free parking.

This screening is part of “Glory for George,” a townwide, weekend-long celebration of the life and legacy of George Washington Dugan, with events at the Concord Free Public Library, Monument Square, the Old North Bridge at Minute Man National Historical Park, The Robbins House, and Concord Armory.