Adult and Family Programs

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Upcoming Adult Programs

Craft: An American History

March 9, 2021

Join Glenn Adamson, Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, for a discussion of his new book, Craft: An American History, which is described as “a groundbreaking and endlessly surprising history of how artisans created America, from the nation's origins to the present day” and “as a chronicle of this country through the lens of craft, from the European settlers to the maker movement and so-called craftivists of today.” Please note that this forum is virtual. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives. Glenn Adamson's new book Craft is available through the Concord Bookshop.

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Reflections on Gender in Early America

March 31, 2021

Join us for a conversation with renowned historian, Mary Beth Norton, whose scholarship restores women to their rightful place in the narrative of our nation’s founding.   She will discuss four of her award-winning books which, taken together, emphasize the critical role women played in both colonial and revolutionary America including:  Liberty’s Daughters; Founding Mothers and Fathers; Separated by Their Sex; and In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives. Professor Norton's books are available through the Concord Bookshop! This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund. Photo: Sampler, Phebe Bliss, 1749. T18, Gift of Mrs. Richard D. Boyer (1972). Concord Museum collection.

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A Poetry Reading and Conversation with Gail Mazur

April 5, 2021

Gail Mazur’s distinguished body of work reads as an irresolvable argument with herself, yet at its core it takes unabating delight in the enigmas of human relationships and its own contrariness. With her latest poetry collection, Land’s End, she evokes the past while writing from the firm ground of the present.  Join us for this special evening that will include Gail Mazur reading a selection of her poems interwoven with a conversation with her friend and colleague, Megan Marshall, biographer of Margaret Fuller, the Peabody Sisters, and Elizabeth Bishop. Gail Mazur’s new poetry collection Land's End is available from the Concord Bookshop. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.

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Virtual April 19, 1775 Community Night

April 6, 2021

Local communities answered the alarm on April 19, 1775. Now, we muster again to commemorate the towns that responded to Paul Revere, William Dawes, and additional alarm riders and converged on the British Regulars in a fight that began an eight-year war for independence. Join us for a virtual evening with Curator, David Wood, Peggy N. Gerry Curatorial Associate, Erica Lome, and historian and author of The Minutemen and Their World, Robert Gross, for an inside look at the roles Provincials from communities across Massachusetts played in the events now celebrated on Patriots' Day.  Get an inside look at the Museum's new April 19, 1775 exhibition including animations and signature artifacts including the signal lantern hung in the North Church that began the events of that faithful day. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives. In partnership with local historical societies including Acton Historical Society, Arlington Historical Society, Bedford Historical Society, Billerica Historical Society, Cambridge Historical Society, Lexington Historical Society, Lincoln Historical Society, Maynard Historical Society, Medford Historical Society, Sudbury Historical Society, The Historical Society of Watertown, and Edmund Fowle House & Museum.

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Annual Earth Day Forum with Tatiana Schlossberg

April 22, 2021

Join Tatiana Schlossberg, former New York Times journalist, as she discusses her book, Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have, about the unseen environmental and climate impacts of the Internet, technology, food, fashion and fuel, which recently won the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award in 2020. Please join us for this virtual Concord Museum Forum. Tatiana Schlossberg’s book Inconspicuous Consumption is available in partnership with the  Concord Bookshop.   Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.

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Upcoming Family Programs

There are no dates set for future family programs.