Adult and Family Programs

For a full list of programs, please visit the Calendar

Upcoming Adult Programs

Decorative Arts Workshop: Bookbinding

June 1, 2022

Participants will have an up-close look at some of the Museum’s old and rare books in the Lisa H. Foote History Learning Center.  Study the history and anatomy of some of these rarely seen treasures from the Museum’s collection then bind your own journal using the same techniques that Thoreau used to bind his journals. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Participation is limited. Please register using the form below.

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Black Panther: Outdoor Film Screening

June 9, 2022

Kick-off the summer with an outdoor film screening of Black Panther, Marvel’s 2018 release staring the late Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa a.k.a. the Black Panther.  This action-packed, Black-led superhero film is a must-see up on the big screen and under the stars before the fall 2022 release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, snacks, and your best superhero costume! The program is free and open to the public. Please let us know that you attending by filling out the form below.

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Mindfulness in Art

June 16, 2022

A two-part mindfulness program in partnership with Be Well Be Here starts with a guided mindfulness session in the special exhibition Alive with Birds: William Brewster in Concord.  Be Well Be Here Founder and Executive Director, Lara Wilson, will lead a guided conversations in the special exhibit Alive with Birds.  Participants will come away with the tools to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and anger through the natural and artistic resources readily available in Concord. Participants are welcome to attend either Mindfulness in Art or Mindfulness in Nature or both programs. In partnership with Be Well Be Here and Mass Audubon.  

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Antislavery Walking Tour

June 18, 2022

Coinciding with the celebration of Juneteenth, join us for a walking tour introducing participants to the Concord women and men who played a crucial role in the abolitionist movement in the years leading up to the Civil War. Participation is limited. Please register using the form below. In partnership with The Robbins House.

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Sketching Workshop with Live Songbirds

June 22, 2022

Just as William Brewster put down his gun to study living birds, in this workshop, students will trade-in photographs for living songbirds to inspire their art.  After touring the exhibit Alive with Birds with teaching artist and Conservation Biologist, Becky Harris, students will try their hand at capturing the essence of birds as they sketch live songbirds from Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm’s collection of wildlife ambassadors. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Participation is limited. Please register using the form below. In partnership with the Umbrella Center for the Arts and Mass Audubon. Banner image: Van Dusen, Prairie Warbler, Mass Audubon collection.

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Upcoming Family Programs

Black Panther: Outdoor Film Screening

June 9, 2022

Kick-off the summer with an outdoor film screening of Black Panther, Marvel’s 2018 release staring the late Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa a.k.a. the Black Panther.  This action-packed, Black-led superhero film is a must-see up on the big screen and under the stars before the fall 2022 release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, snacks, and your best superhero costume! The program is free and open to the public. Please let us know that you attending by filling out the form below.

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Grave Detectives Walking Tour

July 23, 2022

Tour the first burial ground in Concord dating to c. 1636 learning about past Concordians with a Museum educator.  Explore the classic iconography of New England headstones that feature winged skulls or “death’s head”, urns, willows, and others.

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A Walk with Louisa and Ellen

August 6, 2022

"To spend the day at their house was a rapturous event," Ellen Emerson wrote to a friend in 1869, remembering her friends, the Alcott girls.  Join us for a walking tour highlighting the objects and homes of remarkable women of Concord, including Louisa May Alcott and her dear friend Ellen Emerson. Participation is limited. Please register using the form below.

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Early Bird Walking Tour of Brewster’s Woods

August 27, 2022

Join a Mass Audubon guide in exploring birding hotspots at Mass Audubon’s Brewster’s Woods Wildlife Sanctuary in Concord. We’ll walk in the footsteps of William Brewster, sharing passages from his journals and searching for a variety of migrants on their annual passage through New England. Birders of all levels welcome. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars. Participation is limited. Please register using the form below. In partnership with Mass Audubon.

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Linocut Printmaking Workshop

August 30, 2022

Join us for a linocut workshop with Sherrie York, a celebrated printmaker and instructor, whose work explores the natural world, particularly birds.  Sherrie’s reduction linocut Trunk Show [Downy Woodpecker] is in Mass Audubon’s collection and currently exhibited in the special exhibition Alive with Birds.  In the workshop, students will tour the special exhibit and examine how some of the most well-regarded American artists have depicted birds and their habitats.  Back in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum, Sherrie will demonstrate techniques of linocut relief printing and guide the students to make their own prints inspired by the natural world and the exhibit Alive with Birds.  All levels of experience and skill are welcome!  Participation is limited. Please register using the form below. In partnership with the Umbrella Arts Center and Mass Audubon.

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