Adult and Family Programs

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Upcoming Adult Programs

A Conversation with Gregory Maguire: 30th Annual Concord Festival of Authors Kick-Off Event

October 13, 2022

Author of Wicked and beloved Concordian, Gregory Maguire, kicks off the 30th Annual Concord Festival of Authors with a conversation on writing, art, and culture with GBH Executive Arts Editor, Jared Bowen.  Returning to the world first created in Wicked, Gregory and Jared will discuss Gregory’s newest book in the Another Day series – The Oracle of Maracoor. This forum is being held in-person and virtually. Please register using the form below. Forums are supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.  Co-sponsored by The Umbrella Arts Center. Images from left to right: Gregory Maguire (credit Andy Newman) and Jared Bowen.

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A Wondrous Light: Music and Transcendentalism

October 20, 2022

The Boston Cecilia, one of the country’s oldest and most acclaimed choral groups, will offer an intimate a capella concert of works connected to Transcendentalism, featuring choral arrangements from Paul John Rudoi's oratorio Our Transcendental Passion and a premiere composition by Cecilia member Benjamin Perry.

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Sleepy Hollow-een Tour

October 23, 2022

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. 1 mile walk, mostly flat sidewalk or pavement, rain or shine. Register using the form below.

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Emerson’s Circle Walking Tour

October 28, 2022

In the 1800s, Concord was the center for American authors and thinkers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott. They gathered together with other Concordians to discuss issues of the day such as slavery, war, the natural world, and many other topics. Led by a Museum educator, explore 1800s Concord and discover the impact of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil War on the lives and homes of the famous authors who lived here. 1 mile walk, mostly flat sidewalk or pavement, rain or shine. Register using the form below.

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10th Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture

November 2, 2022

The Best Ever! Parades in New England

“Jane Nylander reminds us that ‘everyone loves a parade!’” – Philip Zea, President Emeritus, Historic Deerfield.  Join us for the 10th annual Sally Lanagan where historian Jane Nylander explores the cultural history of New England parades from the start of the nation to World War II. This forum is being held in-person and virtually. Register using the form below. Forums are supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.

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Upcoming Family Programs

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Family Program with the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers

October 10, 2022

Join us for a program and performance with the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers, a group of musicians and artisans from the tribal communities of Mashpee on Cape Cod and Aquinnah on Martha’s Vineyard on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  Participate in the performance of eastern social songs and dances. This program is free, but participation is limited.  Please register in advance using the form below.

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Sleepy Hollow-een Tour

October 23, 2022

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. 1 mile walk, mostly flat sidewalk or pavement, rain or shine. Register using the form below.

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Emerson’s Circle Walking Tour

October 28, 2022

In the 1800s, Concord was the center for American authors and thinkers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott. They gathered together with other Concordians to discuss issues of the day such as slavery, war, the natural world, and many other topics. Led by a Museum educator, explore 1800s Concord and discover the impact of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil War on the lives and homes of the famous authors who lived here. 1 mile walk, mostly flat sidewalk or pavement, rain or shine. Register using the form below.

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