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.

Concord Museum Forums

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer recently spoke about his new book, The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics at a Concord Museum Forum.
Concord Museum Forums are a series of public programs held virtually and in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum to foster dialogue on a diverse range of historical, contemporary, and cultural topics that resonate with Concord’s history. For upcoming Concord Museum Forums be sure to check the Museum’s Calendar! To view past forums click here.

 

 

Museum Hours

 

Thursday to Sunday (10 am to 4 pm)

Also open on President’s Day-Monday, February, 21, 2022.

Walk-ins Welcome!

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Come experience Concord Museum’s 16 newly renovated and interactive galleries!

Be sure to experience Concord Museum’s new virtual exhibition!

VIew on winter picture with a houses and dog

Home: Paintings by Loring W. Coleman

    

Open now through January 30, 2022

In 2017, the Concord Museum received a generous anonymous gift of forty-seven of Coleman’s paintings. Originally displayed in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, few visitors were able to come and see this remarkable collection of paintings that reveal a fascination with, and a sadness over, the changing New England landscape. Drawn from real-life subjects in and around Massachusetts primarily, Coleman’s paintings are often monumental in size and incredibly detailed. When he could, Coleman painted plein air, or outdoors, capturing his subjects at different times of day and under diverse weather conditions. Inside the studio, he consulted sketches and preliminary watercolors when putting together the final artwork.

We are pleased to again present this exhibition with some new additions and celebrate the work of an accomplished artist who had a strong Concord connection and who explored the local New England landscape with a sense of wonder and authenticity.

Featured Events

Jan 25

Frozen Over: Boston’s Nineteenth Century Ice Age

https://youtu.be/erGL84UMx20 This program is now being held virtually.  Please register below to receive a link to watch the livestream. The Boston area, and Concord in particular, became a key center of ice production and trade in the nineteenth century. As ice became a pervasive commodity, it remade everyday life in important ways. Andrew Robichaud, (Assistant…

Jan 26

Antisemitism: Then and Now

This program is now being held virtually.  Please register below to receive a link to watch the livestream. Join Boston College historian, Charles Gallagher, S.J., as he discusses his new book, Nazis of Copley Square, chronicling a crucial missing chapter in the history of the American far right. He will be joined by former editor…

Jan 28

History in Bloom

The weekend of January 28-30 is your last chance to experience the evocative exhibition of paintings by Loring W. Coleman, now in the Wallace Kane Gallery at the Concord Museum.  To make your visit even more memorable and delightful, you are invited to enjoy History in Bloom in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum throughout…

Jan 29

History in Bloom

The weekend of January 28-30 is your last chance to experience the evocative exhibition of paintings by Loring W. Coleman, now in the Wallace Kane Gallery at the Concord Museum.  To make your visit even more memorable and delightful, you are invited to enjoy History in Bloom in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum throughout…

Jan 30

History in Bloom

The weekend of January 28-30 is your last chance to experience the evocative exhibition of paintings by Loring W. Coleman, now in the Wallace Kane Gallery at the Concord Museum.  To make your visit even more memorable and delightful, you are invited to enjoy History in Bloom in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum throughout…

Feb 01

On Phillis Wheatley

This program is now being held virtually.  Please register below to receive a link to watch the livestream. Join historians Cornelia Dayton and Kerri Greenidge in a conversation about famed poet Phillis Wheatley Peters (1753 – 1784).  Educated and enslaved in the household of prominent Boston commercialist John Wheatley, Phillis wrote poetry – styled after…

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At the Center ofRevolution

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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'