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Period Rooms

January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2070
Period Bedroom

Rich with furnishings from Concord homes, the Museum's five period rooms offer a glimpse into the domestic lives of men and women of Concord. At the Concord Museum, visitors enjoy a privileged, inside look at an icon of American letters that is perhaps without parallel—the Study of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Housed at the Museum since... View Article

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Decorative Arts

January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2070
Keeping Time

Drawing from an encyclopedic collection of over 30,000 objects—from tall clocks to costumes, from looking glasses to samplers—the Museum's decorative arts galleries focus on subjects as diverse as 18th century furniture, weathervanes, Concord-made silver, 19th century childhood pastimes, and the Concord clockmakers.

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Why Concord?

January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2076

Why Concord?, a six-gallery exhibition, explores the making of Concord as a particular community and as a New England and American symbol. The town of Concord, Massachusetts has played a significant part in the history of New England and the nation. Founded by English settlers in 1635, it was the first inland town in Massachusetts,... View Article

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6:00 pm

Mary Lesneski Memorial Lecture and Reception: “‘The Great Centre of Attraction’: Dolley Madison Creates the White House”

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Mrs James Madison (Dolley Madison), by Bass Otis

Catherine Allgor, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society, presents the annual Mary Lesneski Memorial Lecture. Dolley Madison is famously credited for "redecorating" the executive mansion. It is more accurate, however, that Dolley Madison and architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe restructured the space in order to accomodate James Madison's political goals. Dr. Allgor explores the political meanings... View Article

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