This fall, the West Concord Junction Cultural District Committee invites you to celebrate West Concord’s industrial history as a vibrant, multicultural, entrepreneurial factory and mill town through a mural, a photo exhibit, a documentary screening, and other events.
Events and Exhibitions:
All are invited to attend an unveiling of a new 24’ x 8’ full-color grand mural designed by Edward Feather and painted by a team of West Concord artists on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 at 11:00AM in front of 30 Beharrell Street.
Between September 24th and November 30th, the Fowler Branch of the Concord Free Public Library will host a photo exhibit of the people and places of industrial West Concord.
- On Saturday, October 15, Discover West Concord Day, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., the Fowler Library will show Rivers, Rails, and Revenues, a documentary about West Concord’s industrial history made by students of Susan Erickson’s 5th grade class in 2000. On the same day, the Concord Visitor Center will offer free walking tours about West Concord’s past and present, including industrial history, beginning at 10:00AM and 1:00PM.
- The Concord Conservatory of Music will feature in its November monthly ‘Listening Project’ a selection of music related to the West Concord industrial history era.
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The West Concord Junction Cultural District is a charming village center that offers a wide range of arts, dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreational activities available for residents and visitors alike.
The Junction gets its name from the historic crossing of the Fitchburg Railroad and the Framingham/ Lowell Railroad. In the mid- to late-1800’s the Junction was a bustling center of activity with more than 100 trains stopping or passing through daily. Today the MBTA Commuter Rail service still runs on the Fitchburg Railroad, and the Framingham/Lowell line is now the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.
While here, explore the diversity of shops, businesses, and cultural locations—enjoy a cup of coffee or an ice cream, pick up a fresh loaf of bread or connect with friends over a meal inside or outdoors. Visit our numerous art galleries, local outdoor murals, theater, dance, and musical venues, or consider taking a class!
The Industry Project is presented by the West Concord Junction Cultural District Committee, with funding support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The project is also made possible by the generous West Concord community funding support of presenting sponsors Trashology and the Green Labs Recycling. This is also made possible by supporting sponsor Plug Power. Additional local support was provided from the Concord Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.