Join noted Hawthorne performer Rob Velella to celebrate the Hawthorne’s arrival at the Old Manse 177 years ago. Following their marriage ceremony in Boston, Sophia and Nathaniel traveled by carriage to the Old Manse, which would be their home for the next three years. During this program, Hawthorne will give participants a tour of his new backyard and garden, as well as sharing stories about his life and reading excerpts from his work.
Before the performance at 7:30pm, visitors are invited to picnic at the Old Manse. Locally sourced picnic dinners from the Concord Market will be available for preorder. Visitors may also to explore the inside of the Manse on a special Hawthorne themed tour offered at 6:30pm and 7pm. This 20 minute tour is FREE for members and $5 for non-members; advance registration requested.