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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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Travels with George: A Conversation with Nathaniel Philbrick

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick will discuss his new book, Travels with George.  When George Washington became president in 1789, the United States was a loose and quarrelsome confederation so he undertook a tour of all thirteen ex-colonies to talk to ordinary citizens.  In retracing Washington’s journey, Mr. Philbrick weaves history and personal reflection into a single and wonderfully engaging narrative. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund. This program is both in-person at the Concord Museum and livestreamed…

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Concord Museum: 26th Annual FAMILY TREES Exhibit Opens!

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

26th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature begins on November 24, 2021 through January 2, 2022! Concord’s literary legacy is given a creative twist as 32 trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes are decorated with charm and inspiration from acclaimed children’s books. Organized by the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers as a benefit for the Museum’s education initiatives; Family Trees Chair: Pam Nelson.

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December 2021

Concord Museum: The Fête

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Concord Museum Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
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Join us on Friday, December 3rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. as the Concord Museum transforms into a dazzling holiday wonderland. As one of the Museum’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Fête is a chance to celebrate the season with fellow friends and supporters. This charming event is co-chaired by Michelle McArdle and Elizabeth Acquaviva from the Guild of Volunteers and features plenty of festive drinks and hors d’oeuvres to re-awaken your merry spirit. Enjoy sparkling lights, elegant displays and the magic of…

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