Now Comes Good Sailing Part 2 In Now Comes Good Sailing, a number of today’s leading writers offer wide-ranging original pieces exploring how Thoreau has influenced and inspired them—and why he matters more than ever in an age of climate, racial, and technological reckoning.  This in-person event at the Concord Museum, and hosted in partnership with the Thoreau Society, will feature... View Article

9th Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories Textile curator Jennifer Swope will discuss the diverse and sometimes hidden stories of the American experience told by quilts and bedcovers from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Spanning more than 400 years, the quilts feature in the Museum’s upcoming Fabric of a Nation... View Article

On Eleanor Roosevelt

Join historian Allida Black and biographer David Michaelis (a Concord Academy alumnus) as they discuss the life of Eleanor Roosevelt and the role Mrs. Roosevelt played in advancing human rights and women’s rights in the mid-20th century.  This event is the last and final forum offered in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibit, Every Path Laid... View Article

Transcendentalists and Their World with Robert Gross Bancroft Prize-winning historian, Robert Gross, will discuss his newest book, The Transcendentalists and Their World, in which he offers both an intimate journey into the life of a Concord and a searching cultural study of the town’s major American writers as they plumbed the depths of the universe for spiritual truths and surveyed the... View Article

Travels with George: A Conversation with Nathaniel Philbrick In-person registration for this forum is full.  Please join the waitlist to attend in-person or register to watch the program virtually. Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick will discuss his new book, Travels with George.  When George Washington became president in 1789, the United States was a loose and quarrelsome confederation so he undertook a tour of all... View Article

26th Annual FAMILY TREES

26th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature begins on November 24, 2021 through January 2, 2022! Concord's literary legacy is given a creative twist as 32 trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes are decorated with charm and inspiration from acclaimed children's books. Organized by the Concord Museum's Guild of Volunteers as... View Article

The Fête

Concord Museum 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA

Join us on Friday, December 3rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. as the Concord Museum transforms into a dazzling holiday wonderland. As one of the Museum’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Fête is a chance to celebrate the season with fellow friends and supporters. This delightful event is co-chaired by Michelle McArdle and Elizabeth Acquaviva from the... View Article

Page to Stage Puppet Show

Colorful and beloved characters from stories around the world come alive on the puppet stage.  Some stories are interactive, some hilarious, all have positive messages!  Experience your favorite stories in a new way and meet new friends from stories you may not know yet. No advanced registration is required. Participation is limited and available on... View Article

Constellation Craft

During Family Trees, families can drop in to read Ada and the Galaxies and imagine the universe we live in. Design your own constellation of stars while exploring the galaxy. Free with Museum admission. Members visit free.

An Afternoon with Authors and Illustrators

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 and visit with authors and illustrators as they sign your books. Free with Museum admission. Members visit free.

Reach for the Stars Stargazing Event

Explore the galaxies without leaving Earth! Join Jim Zebrowski of the Aldrich Astronomical Society for a demonstration of how telescopes help us see far, far away, all in honor of the new picture book Ada and the Galaxies. No advanced registration is required. Participation is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Free with Museum... View Article

Cokie: A Life Well Lived with Steve Roberts Join Steve Roberts as he discusses his new book and loving tribute to his late wife: Cokie: A Life Well Lived. Cokie Roberts was an inspiration and a role model for innumerable women and girls. A fixture on national television and radio for more than 40 years, she also wrote bestselling books on the... View Article