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 - Memory Lands

June 03

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. 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...

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Concord Garden on 2019 Concord Museum Garden Tour

Rescheduled - 31st Annual Garden Tour

June 05

The Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour has been modified to a virtual format and rescheduled to June 19-21, 2020. The Guild of Volunteers is excited to offer the Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience!  As it always has, this event will highlight some of the finest private gardens in Concord...

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Concord Garden on 2019 Concord Museum Garden Tour

Rescheduled - 31st Annual Garden Tour

June 06

The Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour has been modified to a virtual format and rescheduled to June 19-21, 2020. The Guild of Volunteers is excited to offer the Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience!  As it always has, this event will highlight some of the finest private gardens in Concord...

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Concord Museum Golf Tournament

Postponed - Concord Museum's 25th Annual Golf Tournament

June 15

The Concord Museum’s 25th Annual Golf Tournament has been postponed to Monday, August 10, 2020. Click here to go to the August 10, 2020 Golf Tournament event page. 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...

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31st Annual Garden Tour: Virtual Event

June 19

The Guild of Volunteers is excited to offer the Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience! As it always has, this event will highlight some of the finest private gardens in Concord and provide critical support to the Museum's education initiatives. By signing up for the tour, you will receive four garden...

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31st Annual Garden Tour: Virtual Event

June 20

The Guild of Volunteers is excited to offer the Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience! As it always has, this event will highlight some of the finest private gardens in Concord and provide critical support to the Museum's education initiatives. By signing up for the tour, you will receive four garden...

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31st Annual Garden Tour: Virtual Event

June 21

The Guild of Volunteers is excited to offer the Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience! As it always has, this event will highlight some of the finest private gardens in Concord and provide critical support to the Museum's education initiatives. By signing up for the tour, you will receive four garden...

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Postponed - Transcendentalists and the Struggle for Social Justice

June 22

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. 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...

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Concord Museum Golf Tournament

Concord Museum's 25th Annual Golf Tournament

August 10

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 Concord Museum's 25th Annual Golf Tournament will be held...

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Guests enjoying a Concord Museum Gala

Concord Museum Annual Gala

September 26

Mark your calendars with this new date and join the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers at the Museum’s Annual Gala at the Concord Country Club on September 26, 2020. Guild Co-Presidents, and Gala Co-Chairs, Carolyn Myers and Pam Nelson invite you for a fun-filled evening in support of the Concord Museum’s educational programs. More details...

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