Community Conversations

About Community Conversations

In the spirit of using history to foster dialogue, the Concord Museum unites with local cultural institutions to sponsor the Community Conversations project.  In this community-led initiative, the public comes together to foster dialogue on a subject with historical, contemporary, and cultural resonations to Concord’s history and future.  Whether or not you wish to read the selected biography, please consider joining us in these conversations.

2019 Community Conversation: Frederick Douglass

2019 Pulitzer prize winning author David Blight speaks about Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom with Harvard historian John Stauffer.
May 15, 2019 at the Fenn School in Concord.


Learn more about the 2019 Inaugural Community Conversation programming dates and times
here.

Community Conversations Partners

In partnership with the Concord Free Public Library, Minute Man National Historical Park, Fenn School, Mass Humanities, The Umbrella, Concord Bookshop, Friends of Minute Man National Historical Park, The Old Manse, Thoreau Society, The Robbins House, The Walden Woods Project, First Parish in Concord Transcendentalism Council, and other cultural partners.

This initiative is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and grants from the Concord Cultural Council, the Lexington Council for the Arts, and the Lincoln Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Concord Museum Forums are a series of public programs held in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum to foster dialogue on a diverse range of historical, contemporary, and cultural topics that resonate with Concord’s history.