Adult and Family Programs

For a full list of programs, please visit the Calendar

Upcoming Adult Programs

Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution through Painters’ Eyes

November 21, 2019

Boston was the artistic capital of eighteen-century America.  Join Dr. Paul Staiti, Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Foundation Professor, for a forum that sets the city’s key artists against the backdrop of revolutionary events.  In particular, look at the achievements of John Singleton Copley, known as the colonies’ supreme artist. Dr. Paul Staiti is the Alumnae Foundation Professor of Fine Arts at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author of books and essays on John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Samuel F.B. Morse, William Michael Harnett, and Winslow Homer. Dr. Staiti teaches courses on American art and architecture, as well as American cinema, and has lectured at the Louvre, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has received senior fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities three times. $5 Member | $10 Non-Members Advanced Registration Required. Register here. This program is generously supported by Middlesex Savings Bank. Image: Painter unknown. Commander William Boerum. About 1837. Oil on canvas. Collection of Anna and Neil Rasmussen.

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9th Annual Holiday House Tour

December 7, 2019

Concord Museum Holiday House Tour Logo designed by Tina LabadiniThe Museum is thrilled to host the 9th Annual Holiday House Tour on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Celebrate the Holiday Season with a tour of seven of Concord's most beautiful private homes, professionally and personally decorated in the holiday spirit by local interior designers!   We hope to see you on the Tour!

Earlybird pricing now through December 5: Members $40; Non-Members $50 December 6 and Day-of ticket pricing: Members $45; Non-Members $55

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Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Barrett Sotheby's International Realty Logo                         Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Logo                      McWalter Volunteer Insurance Agency Logo

Kistler & Knapp Builders Logo        Guaranteed Rate Logo        J W Adams Construction Logo        William Raveis Logo

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ACM Donuts LLC, Dunkin' | The Pesce Family                Bert Rosengarten Antiques                Cambridge Savings Bank Nashoba Brook Bakery                Platt Builders, Inc.                Seasons Four                W by Worth | Wendy McNally

Special thanks to our Media Sponsors:

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31st Annual Garden Tour

June 5, 2020

Join us for the 31st Annual Garden Tour, a benefit organized by the Concord Museum Guild of Volunteers featuring outstanding private gardens in the Concord area on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, 2020

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31st Annual Garden Tour

June 6, 2020

Join us for the 31st Annual Garden Tour, a benefit organized by the Concord Museum Guild of Volunteer featuring outstanding private gardens in the Concord area on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, 2020.

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Upcoming Family Programs

Concord Museum’s Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

November 27, 2019

Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, January 5, 2020 (closed Thanksgiving, November 28, Christmas Eve, December 24 & Christmas Day, December 25) Join us for the 24th Annual display of Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature, a beloved holiday tradition for the Greater Boston area.  Enjoy 39 fanciful trees and wreaths creatively decorated by Museum volunteers to illustrate treasured and new favorite children's books.  We are thrilled to welcome Pamela Zagarenski, Illustrator of Zola's Elephant and two-time Caldecott-honor winning artist, as this year's Honorary Chair. Please click here to view the 2019 booklist. Family Trees is organized by the Concord Museum's Guild of Volunteers as a benefit to support the Museum's education initiatives.  This year's Guild of Volunteers Co-Chairs are Pam Nelson and Lyn Carroll. Benefit Admission to support the Museum's education initiatives; Museum Members Free.  

Lead Sponsor


Media Sponsor

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Voices from Around the World: Family Trees Program

December 14, 2019

Join us as Bindy Fleischman and Nancy Traversy discuss books that open children’s hearts, minds, and provide authentic perspectives and voices from around the world. Included with Museum admission. Members visit free Bindy Fleischman has been an active member of the U.S. Board on Books for Young People since 2002, serving on multiple committees now representing Massachusetts as our state Ambassador. She is a children’s librarian and museum educator, and is currently a member of the English Language Arts team at the German International School of Boston. Nancy Traversy is the Co-founder of Barefoot Books, a children’s book publishing company celebrating diversity and imagination. Nancy has always been an avid explorer of world cultures, moving from Toronto to London in 1985 where she worked for many years in the London design industry before starting Barefoot Books from her home in North London with Tessa Strickland. In 2001, Nancy crossed the Atlantic to Concord, MA where she could be closer to her North American business. For Nancy, living Barefoot is creating beautiful, magical and authentic stories and art and bringing these to a grassroots, global community of people who care about how our next generation of children is raised.

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Monument Maker: Family Trees Program

December 15, 2019

Know what you love. Make what you love.  Join author Linda Sweeney and illustrator Shawn Fields in a program about the life and artwork of Concord-sculptor Daniel Chester French.  In the new award-winning book, Monument Maker, a young Daniel Chester French finds a passion and talent for making sculptures.  This love only grows over the years and culminates in his largest artistic endeavor – The Lincoln Memorial.

This family-oriented talk will include discussions with the audience, close-looking activities, and at the end of the program, participants will sculpt their own masterpiece of what they love to bring home.  Appropriate for all ages.

Linda Sweeney is a writer and educator who began writing this book while living in Daniel Chester French's former studio in Concord, Massachusetts. Her picture books for children include Where the Wind Blows and she is also the author of The Systems Thinking Playbook and other books to help people of all ages see and understand complex systems. Shawn Fields is an artist best known for his narrative oil paintings. He lives with his wife, three children, and their dog Yogi in a small rural town in western Massachusetts. In the winter they love to hang around the woodstove after walking in the snow. In the summer their favorite thing to do is to get hot and sweaty working and playing, then jump in the river that runs past their house.

Monument Maker will be available for purchase and signing by the author and illustrator in partnership with the Concord Bookshop.

With Museum Admission. No advanced registration required.

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Authors and Illustrators Day

December 15, 2019

Meet some of the accomplished authors and illustrators whose books are featured in Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Explore the decorated forest of trees throughout the Museum Education Center, and visit with authors and illustrators as they sign your books. Free with Family Trees admission; Members free.

Included with Museum Admission.

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Concord Museum’s Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

January 5, 2020

Last chance to see Family Trees today, January 5, 2020   A beloved Boston area tradition and now in its 24th year, come admire over 36 fancifully decorated Holiday Trees and Wreaths throughout the Concord Museum. Each tree is individually decorated and inspired by the story line and characters from a favorite children’s book. 2019 Lead Sponsor is Barefoot Books. Free with Museum admission.

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