Annual Events

Summary of Annual Events

Patriots’ Day

Make the Concord Museum part of your Patriots’ Day tradition! Each April, Concord is the focal point for visitors from near and far as area minutemen reenact the fateful events of April 19, 1775 and fife and drum corps from all over the nation march down Main Street. After the Patriots’ Day parade, or anytime throughout the Patriots’ Day weekend, visit the Concord Museum’s six history galleries and experience a hands-on orientation to Concord’s remarkable past.

Garden Tour

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. The 2020 Garden Tour will be held on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, 2020.

 

 

Golf Course

Golf Tournament

This annual, premier golf tournament supports the Museum’s educational initiatives. The 25th Annual Tournament, organized by the Concord Museum Guild of Volunteers, will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Concord Country Club. This event is chaired by Lisa McAfee.

 

Sally Lanagan Lecture

The Lanagan Lecture is a major annual lecture named for Sally Lanagan, a beloved volunteer who was deeply involved with the Museum and had a passion for American art, the decorative arts, and historic preservation. To honor Sally and her memory each year, The Sally Lanagan Fund was established in 2012 by her family, as a tribute to Sally’s years of dedicated service to the Concord Museum. Through this endowed lectureship, the Museum offers each year a presentation by a prominent scholar on a topic that is aligned with her interests. The 7th Annual Lanagan Lecture will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Prize winning author and historian T.H. Breen will be speaking about The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America.

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

Concord’s renowned literary tradition takes a creative twist during the holiday season when the Concord Museum opens the annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Childrens Literature. A benefit exhibition with related programs, Family Trees fills the Museum with trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes fancifully dressed for the occasion with charming original ornaments inspired by a dazzling selection of children’s picture books. Family Trees is organized by the Concord Museum Guild of Volunteers and this year will be held from November 27, 2019 through January 5, 2020. Pam Nelson and Lyn Carroll are this years co-chairs!

The Fête

Join friends of the Museum for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at our annual event celebrating the opening of Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Each year the Concord Museum Guild of Volunteers host a beautiful night of holiday cheer! The 2019 Fête will be held on Friday, December 6th in the Museum’s Brooke Hall and is co-chaired by Michelle McArdle and Gail Hire.

Holiday House Tour

Guests are welcomed inside the front doors of gracious private Concord residences to visit the charming ground floor rooms. From Colonial to Victorian to Shingle Style and more, each house will be decorated in a different holiday theme. The Concord Museum welcomes you to spend the day in Concord, a small town with a big history, and enjoy the elegant streets, charming cafés and shops, as well as the many historic homes. Organized by the Concord Museum Guild of Volunteers, the 2019 Holiday House Tour will be held on Saturday, December 7th and is co-chaired by Patty Flint and Joanne Roser.

Upcoming Events

Postponed - Cummings Davis Society Event: Muskets of the American Revolution

April 01

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. Learn all about the muskets of the Concord Museum’s collection that were fired on the Old North Bridge on April 19, 1775, in the History Learning Center.  Experts Joel Bohy, of Skinner Auctioneers, and the...

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Postponed - Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

April 08

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. Dr. Kerri Greenidge, Director of American Studies at Tufts University, reestablishes William Monroe Trotter’s essential place in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes.  For more than thirty years, the Harvard-educated Trotter edited and published...

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Postponed - Boston Massacre: A Family History

April 09

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. 250 years ago this March, British soldiers shot into a crowd and killed five civilians outside Boston’s Old State House on a blustery night in 1770. In her new book on the Boston Massacre, Serena...

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Canceled - Minute Men Encampment and Patriots' Day Weekend Activities

April 18

This event was canceled.  Please join us next year for our annual Patriots' Day and April Vacation Week programming. Make the Concord Museum part of your Patriots’ Day tradition! Join us for activities, art-making, Longfellow-inspired poetry writing, and living history demonstrations from Colonial Minute Men. Special activities ongoing in conjunction with the special exhibition Beyond...

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Canceled - Patriots’ Day at the Concord Museum

April 20

This event was canceled.  Please join us next year for our annual Patriots' Day and April Vacation Week programming. After the Patriots’ Day parade, stop by the Museum to enjoy patriotic activities for families, art-making, Longfellow-inspired poetry writing, and explore the Museum’s outstanding collection of objects that were witness to the events of April 1775,...

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Canceled - School Vacation Week: Beyond Midnight

April 21 - 24

This event was canceled.  Please join us next year for our annual Patriots' Day and April Vacation Week programming. The Regulars are coming! Get creative during vacation week with Revolutionary activities inspired by the Concord Museum’s special exhibit Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere available daily in the Concord Museum galleries. Included with Museum admission. Members visit...

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Postponed - Mary Lesneski Memorial Lecture and Reception

April 23

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. Art and Reform: The Saturday Evening Girls The Saturday Evening Girls take center stage at this year’s annual Mary Lesneski Memorial Lecture and Reception.  Young immigrant women, living in the tenements of the North End...

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Postponed - Confronting Contested Histories

April 27

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. Join Harvard Professor and former Dean of the Radcliffe Institute Lisabeth Cohen in a conversation on how contested topics in American history are conveyed to the public through museum exhibits, public memorials, and reenactments.  How...

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Roses

Postponed - Run for the Roses: 2020 Concord Museum Annual Gala

May 02

The Annual Gala was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. The Concord Museum's Guild of Volunteers presents the Museum's Annual Gala at the Concord Country Club on May 2, 2020. Guild Co-Presidents, and Gala Co-Chairs, Carolyn Myers and Pam Nelson invite you to don...

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Postponed - A Walk with Louisa and Ellen

May 03

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. "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. To mark the centennial of the passage of the Nineteenth...

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Postponed - Film Screening: The Last American Colony

May 05

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. The Last American Colony is a compelling film telling the story of one man’s quest, Juan Segarra, a Harvard-educated activist who having become acquainted with the history of his island home of Puerto Rico and...

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Postponed - Becker, Dukess, and Newman: On Writing, Life and What Else Matters

May 14

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. Suzy Becker, Karen Dukess, and Catherine Newman invite you to join them for an evening of casual conversation. The nationally acclaimed authors will read from their own works (and each others’), share their thoughts on...

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Postponed - A Conversation with David Ferriero Archivist of the United States

May 18

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. David Ferriero is the 10th Archivist of the United States managing all of our nation’s official government records including the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. Join us as he shares highlights...

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Postponed - Drink for Liberty

May 27

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. The Sons of Liberty and the Continental Congress secretly joined together in the basements of taverns across Massachusetts from the Green Dragon in Boston to the Wright Tavern in Concord.  Debates, arguments, and more than...

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Postponed - A Walk with Louisa and Ellen

May 30

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. "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. To mark the centennial of the passage of the Nineteenth...

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Memory Lands

June 03

Williams College historian Christine DeLucia will discuss her book, Memory Lands, in which she reconsiders the markers, monuments, and “memoryscapes” that memorialize King Philip’s War alongside the processes that alternatively repress and recover Indigenous histories of survival and adaptation.  The Concord Museum’s new permanent exhibition, The People of Musketaquid, will serve as a case study...

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Concord Garden on 2019 Concord Museum Garden Tour

31st Annual Garden Tour

June 05

Join us for the Concord Museum’s 31st Annual Garden Tour on Friday, June 5 & Saturday, June 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Organized by the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers to benefit the Museum’s educational initiatives, Co-Chairs Pat Sinton and Leann Griesinger invite you to enjoy six beautiful private Concord gardens...

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Concord Garden on 2019 Concord Museum Garden Tour

31st Annual Garden Tour

June 06

Join us for the Concord Museum’s 31st Annual Garden Tour on Friday, June 5 & Saturday, June 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Organized by the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers to benefit the Museum’s educational initiatives, Co-Chairs Pat Sinton and Leann Griesinger invite you to enjoy six beautiful private Concord gardens...

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Concord Museum Golf Tournament

Concord Museum's 25th Annual Golf Tournament

June 15

Each year the Concord Museum holds a premier golf tournament, organized by the Museum’s Guild of Volunteers, to support the Museum’s education initiatives.  The Museum’s educational programs teach children about the ideas of freedom, self-government and individualism and help to bring our nation’s history alive. The Museum's 25th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on...

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Transcendentalists and the Struggle for Social Justice

June 22

John Buehrens, former President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, will discuss the radical social activism of Boston-based Transcendentalists including Elizabeth Peabody, Margaret Fuller, James Freeman Clarke, and Caroline Healey Dall who, among others, fought to lay the groundwork for democratic and progressive religion in America. John Buehrens is past president of the Unitarian Universalist Association...

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