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

Canton in Concord: Early American Engagement in China

October 23

Curator Karina H. Corrigan will speak about the thriving and cosmopolitan Chinese port city of Guangzhou. Known to foreign merchants as Canton, Guangzhou was the only port in China open to foreign trade for over 100 years. Imported luxury goods such as tea, silk, porcelain and lacquer from Guangzhou had a profound impact on people's...

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SOLD OUT! Sleepy Hollow-een Tour

October 27

SOLD OUT! Thank you for your interest in our programs.  We hope you can join us for more upcoming events! 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...

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7th Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture

October 30

The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America A prize-winning historian provides the missing piece in the story of America's founding, introducing us to the ordinary men and women who turned a faltering rebellion against colonial rule into an unexpectedly potent and enduring revolution. Over eight years of war, ordinary Americans accomplished something...

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Untold Stories: Why They Marched with Susan Ware

November 07

For far too long, the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born. Join us for a conversation with Susan Ware, as she uncovers a much broader and more diverse story of the many women who worked tirelessly...

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Silhouette Portrait Taking

November 09 - 10

Silhouette artist Jean Comerford cuts delightful heirloom-quality portraits that make a wonderful gift. Children six months and up and adults of all ages are welcome. Appointments are available from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; sittings are ten minutes. $37/profile; $15 additional copies; frames and mats available for sale on the day...

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

November 21

Boston was the artistic capital of eighteen-century America.  Join Dr. Paul Staiti, Mount Holyoke College Alumni 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...

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

November 27

Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, January 5, 2020 (closed Thanksgiving, November 28 and Christmas Day, December 25) 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...

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The Fete

December 06

Enjoy an evening at the newly renovated Concord Museum with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the 24th annual display of Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. This event is organized by the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers and helps support the Museum’s educational initiatives. Pre-Registration required. More information and registration coming soon.

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Holiday House Tour

December 07

The 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!

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Voices from Around the World: A Conversation with Bindy Fleischman and Nancy Traversy

December 14

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...

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Authors and Illustrators Day

December 15

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 05

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...

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31st Annual Garden Tour

June 05

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 06

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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