Past Concord Museum Forums

April 19, 1775 Virtual Community NightApril 6, 2021
The Minutemen and Their World with author Robert Gross, Curator David Wood, and Peggy N. Curatorial Associate Erica Lome.
Award-winning poet Gail MazurApril 5, 2021
Poetry reading and conversation with author Margaret Fuller.
Craft: An American HistoryMarch 9, 2021
Glenn Adamson, Senior Scholar, Yale Center for British Art
The Boston Massacre: A Family HistoryMarch 2, 2021
On the anniversary of the Boston Massacre 251 years ago this March, Professor Zabin talks about her new book Boston Massacre: A Family Affair.
Recounting Slavery in Historic Homes and MuseumsFebruary 24, 2021
Kyera Singleton, The Royall House and Slave Quarters (shown here) and Niya Bates, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
President of the American Antiquarian Society Scott CasperFebruary 15, 2021
Dr. Casper discusses his book Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon
The Zealot and the EmancipatorFebruary 10, 2021
8th Annual Sally Lanagan lecture with historian H.W. Brands
The Education of an IdealistFebruary 2, 2021
A conversation with Ambassador Samantha Power with Q & A from four Concord students.
JFK: The Last SpeechJanuary 19, 2021
Film screening and a conversation exploring the dramatic relationship between John F. Kennedy and Robert Frost.
Congressman Ro KhannaJanuary 18, 2021
A conversation on Thoreau, Gandhi, and King with Congressman Ro Khanna.
Conversation on Loring ColemanNovember 18, 2020
Henry Adams, Professor of American Art at Case Western Reserve University on Loring Coleman and the New England Landscape.
1774: The Long Year of RevolutionNovember 17, 2020
Cornell historian Mary Beth Norton chronicles the revolutionary change from 1773 to April 1775.
The Making of Joe Wheeler : A Concord StoryNovember 12, 2020
Film screening and conversation with filmmaker, Susan Orleans Reider
Concord: Laid in StoneNovember 4, 2020
Geologist Robert Thorson discusses the fascinating history of Concord's signature landform.
JFK : Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956October 27, 2020
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Fred Logevall  discusses his biography, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956.
Applying History to Present Day ChallengesOctober 19, 2020
A conversation with Harvard Professor Lizabeth Cohen and her 2020 Bancroft prize winning book Saving America's Cities.
Memory LandsOctober 8, 2020
Professor Christine DeLucia discusses King Philip's War and Indigenous histories of survival in her book Memory Lands.
Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to WashingtonSeptember 30, 2020
Prompted by Ted Widmer's new book, historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Harold Holzer join in discussion about Lincoln.
Kerri Greenidge on Black Radical: William Monroe TrotterSeptember 22, 2020
Professor Greenidge reestablishes Trotter's place in the pantheon of Civil Rights heroes.
Nicholas Basbanes on Cross of SnowAugust 25, 2020
Nicholas Basbanes discusses his new biography of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Laura Walls on the Women of the Thoreau FamilyAugust 20, 2020
A conversation with Professor Walls drawn from her book Thoreau: A Life
Crusading Daughters of Concord and BostonAugust 11, 2020
 Sandra Petrulionis and Helen Desee discuss activist reformers of the Transcendentalist movement who promoted women’s rights and to abolish slavery.
The Center of Transcendentalism: Concord or Boston?July 28, 2020
John Buehrens and Phyllis Cole discuss the radical social activism of Boston-based Transcendentalists who fought to lay the groundwork for democratic and progressive religion in America.
E. Dolores JohnsonJuly 21, 2020
A conversation with E. Dolores Johnson about her book, Say I'm Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love.
Paul Revere: Man and MythJuly 1, 2020
Experts shed light on the legendary ride and the man behind it, revealing the fascinating life of Paul Revere - a fabled national hero who witnessed the birth of a nation.
Dr. Richard BellFebruary 6, 2020
Dr. Bell, Associate Professor of History, Maryland University recounts the lives of boys fallen victim to the "Revere Underground Railroad".
T. H. BreenOctober 30, 2019
7th Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture: T. H. Breen talks about his book The Will of the People.
Karina H. CorriganOctober 19, 2019
Karina H. Corrigan, H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art, Peabody Essex Museum, speaks about the Chinese Port of Guangzhou.
Dr. John F. BellOctober 3, 2019
Dr. John F. Bell, Assistant Professor at Assumption College, reveals how Hawthorne found happiness in his adopted home of Concord.
I Want to Go to JailAugust 22, 2019
A staged reading of an original play by Pamela Swing, Ph.D.  and Elizabeth Dabanka about the quest to pass the women's suffrage amendment.
Susan WareAugust 7, 2019
Susan Ware, Honorary Women's Suffrage Historian at Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library, talks about her book Why They Marched.
An Evening with Robert RichardsonJuly 31, 2019
Renowned scholar Robert Richardson shares his recent reflections on Emerson, Thoreau, and Transcendentalism.
Frederick DouglassMay 15, 2019
2019 Pulitzer prize winning author David Blight speaks about Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom with Harvard historian John Stauffer.