Concord Museum is closed and will reopen this spring! Be sure to check our calendar for Concord Museum Forums and other virtual programs. Please also enjoy our new award winning 'Shot Heard Round the World' virtual exhibition.
Welcome to the Emerson family barn! Take a virtual tour of the barn behind the Emerson’s Concord home with architectural historian, Anne Forbes; Concord Museum Curator, David Wood; and Bay Emerson Bancroft of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial Association. See the hidden details of the historic barn, built in 1828 and newly re-opened after a comprehensive nine-month restoration project. Discover the ways that Emerson and his family used the barn – you might be surprised by what you’ll find in…Find out more »
Our 8th annual Sally Lanagan Lecture will feature gifted storyteller and bestselling historian H. W. Brands speaking on his new book, The Zealot and the Emancipator, recounting the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln—two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation’s gravest sin. Please note that this forum is virtual. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives. This program is supported by the Sally Lanagan Fund.Find out more »
President Lincoln is beaming in to answer your questions! The Museum is pleased to bring its popular Presidents’ Day program A Visit with President Lincoln to the virtual stage. Kids from across Massachusetts can send in their questions to President Lincoln to learn about his life, presidency, and legacy. Record a video of your question for President Lincoln before Wednesday, February 10, and send it to email@example.com. You may be featured in the program! Please note that this is a…Find out more »
Few national landmarks are better known than George Washington's Mount Vernon. Join us for a special Presidents' Day forum featuring Scott Casper discussing his book Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon which brilliantly recovers the life of Sarah Johnson, who spent more than fifty years at Mount Vernon, in slavery and after emancipation. Through her life and those of her family and friends, Dr. Casper provides not only an intimate picture of Mount Vernon during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries but also a window into a community…Find out more »
As the Concord Museum embarks on an effort to develop a new permanent gallery to chronicle the history of slavery in our town and the efforts to abolish it, please join us for a conversation with Kyera Singleton and Niya Bates as they discuss the challenges museums and historic houses face in order to, in the words of Kyera Singleton, “memorialize the lives of the enslaved and to give people the tools to reckon with our current moment.” Kyera Singleton…Find out more »
250 years ago this March, British soldiers shot into a crowd and killed five civilians outside Boston’s Old State House on a blustery night in 1770. In her new book on the Boston Massacre, Serena Zabin, professor of history at Carleton College, offers a unique view of the British occupation of Boston highlighting that the British army at that time was a family institution with soldiers being accompanied by their wives and children, who lived side-by-side (and often in common…Find out more »