Annual Events

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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

Concord Museum’s Annual Garden Tour is a benefit organized by the Concord Museum Guild of Volunteers and features outstanding private gardens in the Concord area.


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 August 10, 2020 at the Concord Country Club.


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.

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 25, 2020 through January 3, 2021.

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!

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.

Upcoming Events

Laura Walls on the Women of the Thoreau Family

August 20

As we mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, historian Laura Dassow Walls will discuss Henry David Thoreau’s mother, sisters, and aunts based on her book, Thoreau: A Life which the late Robert Richardson described as “the best all-around biography of Thoreau ever written.” Laura Dassow Walls is a Professor of English...

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Nicholas Basbanes on Longfellow

August 25

Nicholas Basbanes will discuss his new biography of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Cross of Snow, which the Wall Street Journal describes as a “superbly sympathetic” volume of “19th century America’s most popular and approachable poet.”  An early handwritten manuscript of Longfellow’s poem, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere is currently on display at the Museum! Nicholas...

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25th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature

November 25

Concord's renowned literary tradition takes a creative twist during the holiday season when Concord Museum opens the 25th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature. Trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes are decorated with charm and inspiration from acclaimed classic and contemporary children's books. Family Trees will be celebrated from November 25,...

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