Adult and Family Programs

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Upcoming Adult Programs

Winter Night at Wright Tavern

March 14, 2019

Shake off the winter blues at Wright Tavern! Join us for a talk by Maria Olia on the historic taverns and inns of New England. Olia is a travel writer and author of New England’s Colonial Inns & Taverns: Centuries of Yankee Fare and Hospitality. After the talk, try some brews for yourself with a beer tasting. There is no better place than historic Wright Tavern to get a taste of history! Museum members $10, Non-members $15. Sponsored by Salt Box Brewery.   Maria Olia

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Monument Man: The Life & Art of Daniel Chester French

March 6, 2019

Harold Holzer on "Monument Man: The Life & Art of Daniel Chester French" Harold Holzer, one of the leading historians of Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era, explores the long life and dramatic artistic career of pre-eminent American sculptor Daniel Chester French, whose statue for the Lincoln Memorial is arguably the nation's most iconic statue. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum in the Rasmussen Education Center. Members $5; Non-members $10; reservations required. Books available for purchasing and signing. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and grants from the Concord Cultural Council and the Lexington Council for the Arts, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Ken Gloss on the Value of Old and Rare Books

February 27, 2019

Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a talk on the value of old and rare books. Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop Brattle Book Shop, which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner. Ken will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk. Following the talk and question-and-answer session, he will give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them or will do so at his shop in Boston. To register for the free event, fill out the form below.

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6th Sally Lanagan Lecture

November 8, 2018

At our annual lecture event, Glenn Adamson will speak to the themes of his new book, Fewer Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects, an accessible exploration of the objects that lie around us. This event is FREE, but advance registration is requested.

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Sleepy Hollow-een Tour

October 28, 2018

Join us for this special Halloween event! Take a tour through historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery with a Concord Museum guide. Learn about the lives and deaths of past Concordians through stories passed down through the generations. Museum Members $5; Non-Members $10.

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Upcoming Family Programs

March Teddy Bear Tea

March 23, 2019

Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa and take part in a simple craft. Tea served in the brand new Rasmussen Education Center with jewel-like silken tea infusers crafted by Tea Forté of Concord makes the experience a memorable one. Sweets are provided by Vintage Tea and Cake of Belmont. Seatings are from 12:00-1:00 p.m. & 2:00-3:00 p.m.; Non-members $25/adults, $22/child, Members $20/adult, $17, child; includes admission to Highlights of the Concord Museum, on view now in the Rasmussen Education Center. Space is limited; Reservations required. Reserve in advance by phone at 978-369-9763 ext. 216.

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February Vacation Week Crafts

February 24, 2019

Get creative during vacation week with crafts available daily in the Rasmussen Education Center. Come imagine what you would do if you were president and vote on your favorite object in the museum! Included with Museum admission; Members free. Public parking is available in the Museum's newly expanded parking lot at 200 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742 (GPS directions: 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord MA 01742). Please follow the signs for access to the Education Center through the Link Gallery, across the paved courtyard.

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February Teddy Bear Tea

February 23, 2019

Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa and take part in a simple craft. Tea served in the brand new Rasmussen Education Center with jewel-like silken tea infusers crafted by Tea Forté of Concord makes the experience a memorable one. Sweets are provided by Vintage Tea and Cake of Belmont. Seatings are from 12:00-1:00 p.m. & 2:00-3:00 p.m.; Non-members $25/adults, $22/child, Members $20/adult, $17, child; includes admission to Highlights of the Concord Museum, on view now in the Rasmussen Education Center. Space is limited; Reservations required. Reserve in advance by phone at 978-369-9763 ext. 216.

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February Vacation Week Crafts

February 23, 2019

Get creative during vacation week with crafts available daily in the Rasmussen Education Center. Come imagine what you would do if you were president and vote on your favorite object in the museum! Included with Museum admission; Members free. Public parking is available in the Museum's newly expanded parking lot at 200 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742 (GPS directions: 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord MA 01742). Please follow the signs for access to the Education Center through the Link Gallery, across the paved courtyard.

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February Vacation Week Crafts

February 22, 2019

Get creative during vacation week with crafts available daily in the Rasmussen Education Center. Come imagine what you would do if you were president and vote on your favorite object in the museum! Included with Museum admission; Members free. Public parking is available in the Museum's newly expanded parking lot at 200 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742 (GPS directions: 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord MA 01742). Please follow the signs for access to the Education Center through the Link Gallery, across the paved courtyard.

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