Adult and Family Programs

For a full list of programs, please visit the Calendar

Upcoming Adult Programs

9th Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture

November 2, 2021

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. Made by Americans of European, African, Native and Hispanic heritage, these quilts and bedcovers range from family heirlooms to acts of political protest, each with its own story to tell. Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum and Livestreamed Advanced registration required. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.

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On Eleanor Roosevelt

November 4, 2021

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.   This is a free event.  Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and in partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration. Photos from top to bottom: David Michaelis and Allida Black.  

Please register for the event at https://www.archives.gov/calendar/event/on-eleanor-roosevelt

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Transcendentalists and Their World with Robert Gross

November 10, 2021

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 an awareness of its place in the larger American story. Advanced registration required.  Churchill and Franklin Lyceum and Livestreamed This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.

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Travels with George: A Conversation with Nathaniel Philbrick

November 18, 2021

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 to a virtual audience.  Please indicate during registration which ticketing option you are choosing.

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Upcoming Family Programs

There are no dates set for future family programs.