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October 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Family Program with the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers

October 11
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Join us for a performance with the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers, a group of musicians and artisans from the tribal communities of Mashpee on Cape Cod and Aquinnah on Martha’s Vineyard on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  Participate in the performance of eastern social songs and dances accompanied by a water drum and handcrafted rattles. This event is free and held at the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum. Advanced registration required.

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Sue Miller and Doug Bauer on Memoir and Memoir Writing

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

Novelists Sue Miller and Doug Bauer will read from and discuss their respective family memoirs, The Story of My Father and What Happens Next? Matters of Life and Death.  The author of ten best-selling novels, Sue Miller’s The Story of My Father, was heralded as a “beautiful, spare memoir about her relationship with her father during his illness and death from Alzheimer’s disease.”   Douglas Bauer is the author of three novels and numerous non-fiction essays and reviews.  In What Happens Next? he weaves together the stories…

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Concord Walking Tour

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

In the 1800s, Concord was the center for American authors and thinkers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott. They gathered together with other Concordians to discuss issues of the day such as slavery, war, the natural world, and many other topics. Led by a Museum educator, explore 1800s Concord and discover the impact of the anti-slavery movement, the Civil War, and the lives and homes of the famous authors who lived here. 1 mile walk,…

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Sleepy Hallow-een Tour

October 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Join us for this special Halloween event! Take a tour through historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery with a Concord Museum guide. Learn about the lives and deaths of past Concordians through stories passed down through the generations. 1 mile walk, mostly flat sidewalk or pavement, rain or shine. Advanced registration required.

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November 2021

9th Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories Textile curator Jennifer Swope will discuss the diverse and sometimes hidden stories of the American experience told by quilts and bedcovers from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Spanning more than 400 years, the quilts feature in the Museum’s upcoming Fabric of a Nation exhibit express the personal narratives of their makers and owners and connect to broader stories of global trade, immigration, industry, marginalization, and territorial and cultural expansion.…

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Concord Museum: On Eleanor Roosevelt

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Overview Join historian Allida Black and biographer David Michaelis (a Concord Academy alumnus) as they discuss the life of Eleanor Roosevelt and the role Mrs. Roosevelt played in advancing human rights and women’s rights in the mid-20th century.  This event is the last and final forum offered in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibit, Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord and the Quest for Equality. David Michaelis’s new biography, Eleanor, will be available for sale in the Concord Museum Shop and the Concord Bookshop.…

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Transcendentalists and Their World with Robert Gross

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Bancroft Prize-winning historian, Robert Gross, will discuss his newest book, The Transcendentalists and Their World, in which he offers both an intimate journey into the life of a Concord and a searching cultural study of the town’s major American writers as they plumbed the depths of the universe for spiritual truths and surveyed the rapidly changing contours of their own neighborhoods. According to one reviewer, no American community of the nineteenth century has been recovered so richly and with so acute…

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Concord Museum’s 11th Annual Holiday House Tour

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
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Join the Guild of Volunteers for the 11th Annual Holiday House Tour on Saturday, December 11!  We are thrilled to return this year’s event to an in-person format, with the exciting twist of featuring a variety of beautifully decorated outdoor spaces sure to delight and inspire.  Hidden and often overlooked spaces, like patios, porches, doorways, barns, and gazebos, will take center stage for this showcase of outdoor winter wonderlands.  Concord’s holiday charm will be on full display in these unique settings,…

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Concord Museum: 26th Annual FAMILY TREES Exhibit Opens!

November 24
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

 A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Concord Museum’s 26th Annual Family Trees Join the Concord Museum to celebrate the 26th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature opening to the public on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.  Admire 32 fancifully decorated holiday trees and wreaths inspired by acclaimed works of children’s literature. “Family Trees was started at the Concord Museum 26 years ago to give a creative twist to Concord’s esteemed literary history and to share…

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Concord Museum: 26th Annual FAMILY TREES Exhibit Open

November 27
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

 A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Concord Museum’s 26th Annual Family Trees Join the Concord Museum to celebrate the 26th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature opening to the public on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.  Admire 32 fancifully decorated holiday trees and wreaths inspired by acclaimed works of children’s literature. “Family Trees was started at the Concord Museum 26 years ago to give a creative twist to Concord’s esteemed literary history and to share…

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