Annual Events

Stay tuned for our calendar of Fall and Winter events, coming soon!

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

All That She Carried: A Conversation with Tiya Miles

June 22

Join MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and Harvard University Professor Tiya Miles as she discusses her new book, All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, a story about women, mothers, and daughters, who chose the profundity of love over dehumanizing condition.  At the heart of this moving tale is a rough...

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Virtual Garden Tour

June 25

Explore Concord’s gorgeous formal gardens and rambling country landscapes without leaving home! Presented by [caption id="attachment_8792" align="alignleft" width="550"] A riot of color parades along the front facade of this 18th century home in an idyllic, rural setting.[/caption] The Guild of Volunteers is pleased to present the 32nd Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience featuring...

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Virtual Garden Tour

June 26

Explore Concord’s gorgeous formal gardens and rambling country landscapes without leaving home! Presented by [caption id="attachment_8792" align="alignleft" width="550"] A riot of color parades along the front facade of this 18th century home in an idyllic, rural setting.[/caption] The Guild of Volunteers is pleased to present the 32nd Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience featuring...

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Virtual Garden Tour

June 27

Explore Concord’s gorgeous formal gardens and rambling country landscapes without leaving home! Presented by [caption id="attachment_8792" align="alignleft" width="550"] A riot of color parades along the front facade of this 18th century home in an idyllic, rural setting.[/caption] The Guild of Volunteers is pleased to present the 32nd Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience featuring...

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Members’ Summer Book Club

June 29

Read along in the Museum’s summer book club that includes both the new and noteworthy and Concord classics.  Whether you are on the beach, a mountain, or your sofa members can join us virtually for monthly reads, discussions, and themed cocktails all summer long.  Book club meetings will be held remotely over Zoom.  The Zoom...

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A 57-Year Ride: Cyrus Dallin’s Quest to Raise the Iconic Paul Revere Statue

June 30

Join Nancy Blanton, Director of Outreach and Engagement at the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, as she recounts the remarkable and compelling story behind the 57-year journey that led to Cyrus Dallin sculpting one of Boston's most iconic images: The Paul Revere Monument.  Adjacent to the Old North Church, the statue captures Revere’s legacy and the...

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A Walk through Thoreau’s Concord

July 10

Henry David Thoreau is known for the two years he spent living at Walden Pond.  Did you know that he lived in other homes in Concord throughout his life?  Take a tour of the domestic side of Thoreau’s wholly human life visiting the homes where he lived and hearing the stories told of him by...

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Members’ Summer Book Club

July 27

Read along in the Museum’s summer book club that includes both the new and noteworthy and Concord classics.  Whether you are on the beach, a mountain, or your sofa members can join us virtually for monthly reads, discussions, and themed cocktails all summer long.  Book club meetings will be held remotely over Zoom.  The Zoom...

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Concord Museum Virtual Course

July 28

Decorative Arts Sampler Join us for an introductory, five-week study of decorative arts made or used in New England from the colonial era until the early twentieth century. Designed to appeal to individuals interested in antiques, craftsmanship, and/or history, the course centers on the Concord Museum’s vast collection of decorative arts. The course includes an...

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Battle Green Vietnam: The 1971 March on Concord, Lexington, and Boston

July 28

Join Dr. Elise Lemire as she discusses her new book, Battle Green Vietnam: The 1971 March on Concord, Lexington, and Boston, with a special focus on the pivotal role the women of Concord, Lincoln, and Lexington played when members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War set out to march Paul Revere’s route in reverse in their...

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Concord Museum Virtual Course

August 04

Decorative Arts Sampler Join us for an introductory, five-week study of decorative arts made or used in New England from the colonial era until the early twentieth century. Designed to appeal to individuals interested in antiques, craftsmanship, and/or history, the course centers on the Concord Museum’s vast collection of decorative arts. The course includes an...

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A Walk with Louisa and Ellen

August 07

"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.  Join us for a walking tour highlighting the objects and homes of remarkable women of Concord, including Louisa May Alcott and her dear friend Ellen Emerson.  1-mile walk, mostly flat...

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Sheltering with Thoreau: A Conversation with David Gessner

August 10

When the pandemic struck, nature writer David Gessner turned to Henry David Thoreau for lessons on how to live alone. In his new book, Savage Delight: Sheltering with Thoreau in the Age of Crisis, he explores whether those lessons – of re-wilding, loving nature, self-reliance, and civil disobedience—hold a secret that could help save us...

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Concord Museum Virtual Course

August 11

Decorative Arts Sampler Join us for an introductory, five-week study of decorative arts made or used in New England from the colonial era until the early twentieth century. Designed to appeal to individuals interested in antiques, craftsmanship, and/or history, the course centers on the Concord Museum’s vast collection of decorative arts. The course includes an...

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Concord Museum Virtual Course

August 18

Decorative Arts Sampler Join us for an introductory, five-week study of decorative arts made or used in New England from the colonial era until the early twentieth century. Designed to appeal to individuals interested in antiques, craftsmanship, and/or history, the course centers on the Concord Museum’s vast collection of decorative arts. The course includes an...

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Outdoor Film Screening: Captain Marvel

August 19

The heroes of Concord turn super with a screening of Captain Marvel, the first female-led superhero movie to gross over $1 billion, and the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film led by a female superhero. Brie Larsen stars and Anna Boden directs with Ryan Fleck in this girl-power-packed film of intergalactic superheroism that’s a must-see on...

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Women of Sleepy Hollow Walking Tour

August 21

Social justice advocate, Army nurse, celebrated author, radical abolitionist, and the first woman licensed to drive a car in America These are just some of the remarkable women featured in the special exhibition Every Path Laid Open who are now buried in Concord’s Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.  Visit Sleepy Hollow with a Museum guide to learn...

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Members’ Summer Book Club

August 24

Read along in the Museum’s summer book club that includes both the new and noteworthy and Concord classics.  Whether you are on the beach, a mountain, or your sofa members can join us virtually for monthly reads, discussions, and themed cocktails all summer long.  Book club meetings will be held remotely over Zoom.  The Zoom...

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Concord Museum Virtual Course

August 25

Decorative Arts Sampler Join us for an introductory, five-week study of decorative arts made or used in New England from the colonial era until the early twentieth century. Designed to appeal to individuals interested in antiques, craftsmanship, and/or history, the course centers on the Concord Museum’s vast collection of decorative arts. The course includes an...

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