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February 2022

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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March 2022

Opening: Alive with Birds: William Brewster in Concord

March 4
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

“To my great surprise, the Farm was simply alive with birds, the entire morning.” William Brewster, April 7, 1893. The Concord Museum is pleased to collaborate with Mass Audubon on the special exhibition, Alive with Birds: William Brewster in Concord, opening in the Museum’s Wallace Kane Gallery on March 4, 2022 through September 5, 2022. Alive with Birds is the first and most comprehensive exhibition on William Brewster (1851 -1919), the first president of Mass Audubon and one of the…

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Concord Museum: Virtual Forum with Ann Patchett on “These Precious Days”

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Virtual Forum TOMORROW! Wednesday, March 16 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST Novelist and essayist Ann Patchett will discuss her newest collection of essays, These Precious Days, in which she reflects on questions of home, family, friendships, and writing. Advanced registration is required.  This program is being  livestreamed to a virtual audience. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund. In partnership with Mass Audubon.

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Concord Museum: Finding Beauty in a Broken World

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Join author and conservationist, Terry Tempest Williams, as she discusses her literary ancestors (Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller) and her most recent essay collection, Erosion, in which she asks: “How do we find the strength to not look away from all that is breaking our hearts?” Advanced registration is required.  This program is being held in-person in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum and Livestreamed to a virtual audience. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund. In partnership…

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April 2022

Patriots’ Day Town Night and History 1776: A Conversation with Jane Kamensky

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Ring in Patriots’ Day with a festive evening at the Concord Museum! Towns across Massachusetts mustered at the North Bridge on April 19, 1775, and we are inviting you back to Concord for a free visit to the Museum and Revolutionary-themed programming. All programs are free and open to the public.  Seating is limited for the forum History 1776:  A Conversation with Jane Kamensky, so please register using the form below.  The forum will also be livestreamed to a virtual audience.…

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Concord Museum: A Reading and Conversation with Billy Collins

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

“Funny but serious, accessible but rich in meaning, consistently surprising – the world looks slightly different after reading a Billy Collins poem. He’s an American treasure” writes Nick Laird.  In this virtual event, Mr. Collins will read some of his poems followed by a conversation about his life’s work. Advanced registration is required.  This program is being livestreamed to a virtual audience. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.

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Concord Museum: Free Admission on Patriots’ Day!

April 18
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Celebrate the start of the American Revolution by exploring artifacts in the Museum and then visit our drop-in activities to learn about life and craft in the colonies. Free Museum Admission on Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 18, 2022, is sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. Family activities are available thanks to the generosity of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati. An Enemy Among Us! When you are visiting the Museum on Patriots’ Day, beware of a Red Coat from the British…

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Concord Museum: Earth Day Drop-In Program

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Build your own binoculars (without lenses) to explore birds in the sky.  But first, test your binoculars out in Alive with Birds. Environmental bonus: recycle by bringing your own toilet paper tubes! Free with Museum admission. Members visit free.

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Concord Museum: Birds of Prey Wildlife Encounter

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Meet birds of prey and learn about their importance to the ecosystem with an educator from Mass Audubon.  Species may include owls, falcons, hawks, vultures and eagles.  Feel through these powerful and graceful birds a true connection and appreciation for all wildlife and the habitat we share. This live demonstration provides an unparalleled experience designed to enthrall audiences of all ages. This program is free and open to the public.  Participation is limited. Please register using the form below.

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Concord Museum: Power and Liberty: A Conversation with Gordon Wood

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

Annual Mary Lesneski Memorial Lecture Brown University professor, Gordon Wood, will discuss his new book, Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution, in which he distills a lifetime of work on constitutional innovations during the Revolutionary era with historian Richard Brown of the University of Connecticut. Advanced registration is required.  This program is being held in-person in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum and Livestreamed to a virtual audience. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan…

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