The Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections of Americana in the country. Come visit the gateway to Concord’s remarkable revolutionary and literary history.

February 7th: Revolution in Women's Athletics

To launch our new Rebels and Recolutionaries speaker series, Olympians AJ Mleczko Griswold and Angela Ruggiero will discuss their experiences as elite athletes, the future of girls’ and women’s athletics, and the role of women in inspiring the next generation of athletes. They will share their journeys from the locker room to the board room and the odds-defying leadership and perseverance that led to outstanding careers on the ice and beyond.

AJ Mleczko Griswold is an Olympic gold medalist ice hockey player and commentator on ESPN — and a resident of Concord. Four-time Olympian, gold medalist, and hall-of-famer, Angela Ruggiero is a former ice hockey player once named the best player in the world by The Hockey News and US Olympic Committee’s Player of the Year.

Following the program, a limited group will join the speakers for a wine and cheese reception. Tickets to the reception are limited; reserve early.

Co-sponsored by the Concord Contemporary Leaders, a dynamic group of Museum enthusiasts, supporters, and advocates, ages 30-55.

Advance registration required.

Museum Hours

Thursday to Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm

 

Be sure to experience Concord Museum’s new virtual exhibit! Click here to view the exhibit.

Explore his world as Thoreau experienced it. Explore our collection of items from Concord Museum in Thoreau’s World, a new virtual exhibit. Click here to view the exhibit.

The Lincoln Memorial Illustrated

One of the most revered and visited sites in Washington, D.C. and in the nation, the Lincoln Memorial is now a century old. Dedicated on May 30, 1922, it was designed by architect Henry Bacon and Concord sculptor Daniel Chester French, and it has served as a gathering place for some of the most significant and symbolic events of the past one hundred years. It has come to represent the nation’s hopes and challenges, providing an iconic backdrop for civic expression relating to democracy and human rights.

The Lincoln Memorial Illustrated is a collaboration of the Norman Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood. It will be on view at the Concord Museum from September 30, 2022-February 26, 2023.

Image: Istvan Banyai Set in Stone, 2008 Illustration for Set in Stone: Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Memory by Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker, October 13, 2008.

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Featured Events

Feb 07

Revolution in Women’s Athletics

At the Concord Museum, history is both preserved through its extensive collection and “made new” through its engaging, interactive exhibitions and extensive public programming.  We are proud to introduce the Rebels and Revolutionaries speaker series, which seeks to emphasize the Museum’s dedication to the spirit of revolution through individuals making history in the present, in…

Feb 20

February School Vacation Week Family Activities

Visit the Museum on Presidents' Day and drop by the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum for family activities. Free with Museum admission. Members visit free.

Feb 20

A Visit with President Lincoln

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. No advanced registration.  Participation is limited and on a…

Feb 23

Sweet History: Colonial Chocolate

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. Free with Museum admission. Members visit free.

Feb 24

February School Vacation Week Family Activities

Drop by the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum for family activities during your visit to the Museum. Free with Museum admission. Members visit free.

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At the Center ofRevolution

The campaign for the concord museum

The Concord Museum stands at the center of the remarkable revolutionary legacy of Concord, Massachusetts. To realize the full potential of this extraordinary place, we are enhancing our facilities and sustaining our future to provide transformative experiences of history to new and broader audiences. While our vision has expanded, our mission remains the same: to show how a town shaped a nation and to make Concord’s past relevant to the present.

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Education at the Museum

Learn with us! Whether it is learning about the roots of American democracy, the power of independent thinking, preservation of the environment, or the intricacies of craftsmanship, the Concord Museum brings history into the lives of learners of all ages. Visit up close with the famed Revere Lantern, 1775, intricately carved colonial powder horns, Henry David Thoreau’s wooden flute, and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s study filled with his books.

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Boy dressed up as colonial drummer
Girls playing with sand
Group of kids posing
Hands on in the Monroe Gallery at Concord Museum
Kids learning woodoworking at the Concord Museum
Colonial period dressed woman spinning yarn
Girls having a tea party
Group reading of 'Where the Wild Things Are'