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May 2020

Concord Museum’s Behind Closed Doors: Asleep in New England Online Exhibit

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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What pains we take with our beds, robbing the nests of birds & their breasts – this shelter within a shelter…” Henry D. Thoreau, Journal, Winter 1846 People spend approximately one third of their lives in bed, a simple fact reflected in the rich variety of household objects related to sleep and associated practices. What goes on behind the closed doors of the bedroom raises interesting questions of privacy, health, comfort, intimacy, status, and fashion that can be explored through…

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