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January 2022

Frozen Over: Boston’s Nineteenth Century Ice Age

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZOOM Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

The Boston area, and Concord in particular, became a key center of ice production and trade in the nineteenth century. As ice became a pervasive commodity, it remade everyday life in important ways. Andrew Robichaud, (Assistant Professor of History, Boston University) explores those transformations in and around Boston in what was Boston’s economic and cultural “ice age,” and considers its lasting implications.   This is a free event, held both in-person and virtually. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord…

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Antisemitism: Then and Now

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZOOM Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Join Boston College historian, Charles Gallagher, S.J., as he discusses his new book, Nazis of Copley Square, chronicling a crucial missing chapter in the history of the American far right. He will be joined by former editor of the Pittsburgh Gazette, David Shribman, whose paper won a Pulitzer Prize in 2019 for its coverage of the tragic shootings at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill.   This is a free hybrid in-person and virtual event. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s…

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Concord Museum: History in Bloom

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on January 30, 2022 at 10:00 am

Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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On the weekend of January 28-30, experience "History in Bloom" in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum at the Concord Museum. Eight talented floral designers will present their interpretation of objects from the Museum's renowned collection, including several Loring W. Coleman paintings and other artifacts from Concord's remarkable history. These include a diamond-head clock made in town and a lady's shoe worn in 1775. Take a break from the gray landscape of winter and immerse yourself in colorful and fragrant…

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February 2022

On Phillis Wheatley

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZOOM Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Join historians Cornelia Dayton and Kerri Greenidge in a conversation about famed poet Phillis Wheatley Peters (1753 – 1784).  Educated and enslaved in the household of prominent Boston commercialist John Wheatley, Phillis wrote poetry – styled after Milton and Pope – that brought her fame both in America and abroad.  Her name was a household word among literate colonists and her achievements a catalyst for the fledgling antislavery movement. This is a free event, held both in-person and virtually. Donations…

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Say It Loud! On Race, Law, History, and Culture

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZOOM Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Join Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy as he discusses his newest collection of provocative essays exploring the key social justice issues of our time—from George Floyd to antiracism to inequality and the Supreme Court.  According to the New York Times reviewer, Professor Kennedy is “among the most incisive American commentators on race” and these essays reveal “the temperate discipline of his mind.” This is a free virtual event. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives. This program is supported…

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Henry David Thoreau’s Geologic Soulmate

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Henry David Thoreau’s geological specimen boxes are taken out of the new Thoreau gallery for an up-close look at the boxes, made by Thoreau and filled with specimen previously thought to have been collected by Rev. Joseph Osgood.  Harvard professor Reed Gochberg shares her research that indicates the collection instead belonged to Ellen Sewall, one-time love interest and life-long friend of Thoreau.  This program is an event of the Cummings Davis Society, which provides opportunities for those interested in American…

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A Visit with President Lincoln

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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The Museum is pleased to again host Steve Wood and his amazing performance as Abraham Lincoln. Wood’s first-person historical interpretation, “A Visit with Abraham Lincoln,” includes stories of Lincoln’s early life, campaign debates, the Civil War, and concludes with a stirring reading of the Gettysburg Address. Accompanying President Lincoln’s visit, families can participate in a President’s Day craft to learn about how we celebrate and remember past leaders. Included with admission. Reserve tickets here.

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Sweet History: Colonial Chocolate

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Immerse yourself in the colonial home as a living historian grinds cocoa beans, adds spices and concocts delicious treats by the winter hearth.  Read a colonial recipe or “receipt” and decipher the steps to cooking rare delicacies in colonial Concord. This program is included with Museum admission (free for members).  Drop into the program anytime during your Museum visit.

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