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Visit the Concord Museum: 27th Annual Family Trees Exhibit

December 1, 2022

The Concord Museum’s 27th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature opens Wednesday, November 23, 2022 and runs through Monday, January 2, 2023.

Family Trees is one of the happiest and funnest events I know! Kids, holidays, and reading–what could be better? What an honor it is to be honorary chair of this wonderful event! I can’t wait to connect with all the families this year and hang out with the kids amid the beautiful, decorated trees–presided over by the surely-smiling spirits of Emerson and Thoreau.”

– Award-winning author and naturalist Sy Montgomery, Honorary Chair, Family Trees, 2022

27th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature begins on November 23, 2022 through January 2, 2023! Concord’s literary legacy is given a creative twist as 34 trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes are decorated with charm and inspiration from acclaimed children’s books.

Award-winning author and naturalist, Sy Montgomery, serves as the Honorary Chair of the 27th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Her recently published children’s book Becoming a Good Creature is featured in this year’s celebration. One of the most celebrated writers of our time, Sy has been awarded the Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award for her contributions to children’s literature and has been a finalist for the National Book Award and an international bestseller for her work in adult nonfiction.

A tradition for visitors and families to the Concord Museum for more than two decades, this year’s event will feature 34 decorated holiday trees and wreaths inspired by acclaimed works of children’s literature.

The 2022 booklist is here and the “Afternoon with Authors and Illustrators” is Sunday, December 4 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. with: Shawn Fields, Jannie Ho, Sy Montgomery, Lucky Platt, Susan Edward Richmond, Melissa Stewart, Linda Booth Sweeney, and Maggie van Galen

Organized by the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers as a benefit for the Museum’s education initiatives; Family Trees Chair: Pam Nelson.


Family Trees is open at the Concord Museum Tuesday through Sunday until January 2.  The Museum is closed on December 24 and 25 and open on Monday holidays (December 26, January 1).  Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Friday and 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.