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August 2020

Concord Museum: Celebrating Women Activists and 19th Amendment Centennial

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

As we mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Concord Museum will be offering two virtual programs about early women activists in Concord and Boston. Crusading Daughters of Boston and Concord Join two distinguished scholars of the nineteenth century, Helen Desee and Sandra Petrulionis, at they discuss activist reformers of the Transcendentalist era such as Caroline Healey Dall and Mary Merrick Brooks who struggled, respectively, to promote women’s rights and to abolish slavery. Helen Desee is…

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Concord Museum: Celebrating Women Activists and 19th Amendment Centennial

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

As we mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Concord Museum will be offering two virtual programs about early women activists in Concord and Boston. Crusading Daughters of Boston and Concord Join two distinguished scholars of the nineteenth century, Helen Desee and Sandra Petrulionis, at they discuss activist reformers of the Transcendentalist era such as Caroline Healey Dall and Mary Merrick Brooks who struggled, respectively, to promote women’s rights and to abolish slavery. Helen Desee is…

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September 2020

Community Day at The Concord Museum! (Free event!)

September 7
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
Free

Highland Street Foundation is sponsoring this free Concord Museum outdoor and indoor event on Labor Day! The Street Foundation is generously sponsoring a Community Day at the Concord Museum – including a free outdoor event on the Museum’s lawn with the Billerica Colonial Minute Men and complimentary admission to the Museum with advanc registration. This Labor Day, join us on the Museum’s front lawn for a Minute Man encampment with the Billerica Colonial Minute Men where you will see authentic…

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Concord Museum’s Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Kerri Greenidge, Director of American Studies at Tufts University, reestablishes William Monroe Trotter’s essential place in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes. For more than thirty years, the Harvard-educated Trotter edited and published the Guardian, a weekly Boston newspaper that was read across the nation. Trotter advocated for a radical vision of black liberation that prefigured leaders such as Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. Join us as Greenidge unpacks this indefatigable figure whose underappreciated legacy…

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Concord Museum’s Lincoln on the Verge

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

  Please join us on Wednesday night, September 30, for a Concord Museum double-header beginning with the 2020 Robert Gross Award ceremony honoring Michael Goodwin, Founder of the Rivers and Revolutions program at Concord-Carlisle High School. Following the tribute to Michael, three renowned Lincoln scholars, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Harold Holzer, and Ted Widmer will engage in a conversation prompted by Ted Widmer’s new book, Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington. Join Ted Widmer as he discusses his new book Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington which evokes…

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2020 Robert Gross Award for the Advancement of Concord’s History

September 30 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

The second annual Robert Gross Award for the Advancement of Concord’s History presented to Michael Goodwin Program Coordinator and English Instructor for Rivers and Revolutions a “school-within-a-school” at Concord-Carlisle High School.  Join us in a ceremony honoring Mr. Goodwin’s contributions to engaging students in Concord’s natural and human history through an interdisciplinary and experiential approach to learning.   The ceremony will begin virtually immediately following the Concord Museum Forum Lincoln on the Verge with historian Ted Widmer.  We welcome you to participate in the forum and stay for…

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October 2020

Concord Museum’s Memory Lands

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

Williams College historian Christine DeLucia will discuss her book, Memory Lands, in which she reconsiders the markers, monuments, and “memoryscapes” that memorialize King Philip’s War alongside the processes that alternatively repress and recover Indigenous histories of survival and adaptation. The Concord Museum’s new permanent exhibition, The People of Musketaquid, will serve as a case study on how museums present this complicated history to public. Christine DeLucia is Assistant Professor of History at Williams College. She focuses on Native American/ Indigenous and early American topics. Her research,…

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Concord Museum’s Free Community Day

October 12
Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free admission is generously supported by Middlesex Savings Bank. Visit the People of Musketaquid gallery and learn about Concord’s rich Native history. Tickets are required for admission on a first come, first served basis. Please reserve your timed tickets on our website.

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Concord Museum’s Family Performance with Larry Spotted Crow Mann

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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The Drum, which is the Heartbeat of Mother Earth holds a special place for Larry Spotted Crow Mann. Join us for a singing and Hand Drum performance from the award-winning performer, educator, and poet Larry Spotted Crow Mann. Mann is a citizen of the Nipmuc Tribe of Massachusetts, and he is sharing his music, culture, and the history of the Nipmuc people in this special program. This program will be performed at the Museum for a limited audience and streamed…

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Concord Museum’s Applying History to Present Challenges

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

As battles continue to rage over Confederate War monuments and with the future of American cities so uncertain, historical experience can help inform understanding and action. Join Harvard Professor and former Dean of the Radcliffe Institute Lizabeth Cohen in a conversation on how a well-informed historical perspective can equip us to revisit public memorials, monuments, and exhibits; to address mounting racial tensions; and to develop effective public policy. Professor Cohen will also discuss her newest book, Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the…

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