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March 2019

March Teddy Bear Tea

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

SOLD OUT! Thank you for your interest in Teddy Bear Tea at the Concord Museum.  We hope you can join us for these upcoming family programs on Patriots' Day Weekend, April School Vacation Week, and for a very special hands-on program: An Old Fashioned Breakfast! Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa and take part in a simple…

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Mary Lesneski Memorial Lecture and Reception: “‘The Great Centre of Attraction’: Dolley Madison Creates the White House”

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Mrs James Madison (Dolley Madison), by Bass Otis

Catherine Allgor, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society, presents the annual Mary Lesneski Memorial Lecture. Dolley Madison is famously credited for "redecorating" the executive mansion. It is more accurate, however, that Dolley Madison and architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe restructured the space in order to accomodate James Madison's political goals. Dr. Allgor explores the political meanings and intent behind their decorative choices which not only transformed the president's house, but made the "White House" (as it became known under Dolley's tenure)…

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April 2019

April Member Meet-Up: Davis Museum at Wellesley College

April 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Davis Museum at Wellesley College, 106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Davis Museum at Wellesly College

Join other Concord Museum Members for a student-led tour of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, one of the first American colleges to introduce both an art history program and modern art course.  Together we'll discover the treasures of the Davis' permanent collection. This is a members-only program. If you are not yet a member, please click here to join today before registering. Members free. Please register below.

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Patriots’ Ball

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Massachusetts National Guard Armory, 91 Everett Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Guests at the Concord Museum's 2018 Patriots' Ball

Purchase tickets to the April 13, 2019 Patriots' Ball below! This patriotic evening is organized by the Concord Museum Guild of Volunteers and is a festive way to celebrate Concord's role in the first battle of the American Revolution in April 1775. Join us for an evening of music, raffles, cocktails, Americana style food, and patriotic activities – including a late night march through town to see Samuel Prescott warn us that “The Regulars are coming!” The Concord Museum is…

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The Revolution’s Odd Couple: Sam Adams and John Hancock

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us the night of Patriots’ Day to hear from renowned storyteller and Northeastern University historian, Bill Fowler discuss two important figures who shaped the fabric of the American Revolution and the country that it formed. Dr. William Morgan Fowler, Jr. is a professor emeritus of history at Northeastern University,  Boston and a prolific author. He served as Director of the Massachusetts Historical Society from 1998 through 2005.  Along with numerous published works, Fowler wrote biographies on both John Hancock and Sam Adams The Baron of Beacon Hill: A Biography of John…

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Protecting Our Planet

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Barbara Moran, WBUR’s Senior Producer for Environmental Reporting and Boston University Professor Richard Primack, author of Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes To Thoreau’s Woods in a conversation with museum director Tom Putnam on the environmental challenges facing our times. Members $5, Nonmembers $10. This program 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…

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Frederick Douglass in Concord

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with prize-winning historian Robert A. Gross as he discusses Frederick Douglass and his legacy in Concord.  Douglass, one of the nation’s most effective abolitionists, spoke twice in Concord: on October 12, 1841 and on August 1, 1844.  Hear about Douglass’ visits and the impact he left on the Middlesex County Antislavery Society and the Concord Ladies Antislavery Society.  Bring your questions from David Blight’s Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom and unpack this towering historical figure…

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Film Screening: A Revolutionary Duo

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Patriots’ Day might be ending, but the Revolution is just beginning!  Join the Concord Museum to wrap up Patriots’ Day with a screening of A Revolutionary Duo - two short films investigating the war-time contributions of two New England residents during the Revolutionary War. After the screening, hear from the filmmaker, Maureen Taylor, and Pam Pacelli Cooper, owner of Verissima Productions as they discuss the process of turning non-fiction into a documentary. Free. This program is supported in part by the…

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May 2019

Film Screening: Exile and Community: The Life of Carola Domar

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Carola Domar escaped Nazi Germany in her teens and came to the States, where she married and built a new life in Concord, finding true belonging within the unique neighborhood of Conantum. In this documentary film, she and her daughter tell the story of her persistent search for community. A high-spirited, resourceful person, Domar yearned as a young Jew for the social acceptance and German identity she once took for granted. Domar’s story is all the more remarkable for the…

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Your Everyday Companion: Journaling Workshop for Families

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Woods and Pond

Slow-down and consider the world around you, notice overlooked details, and make connections.  Journaling can be your family’s invitation to creative expression, new thoughts, and broader perspectives. In this two hour workshop, participants will create their own hand-made journal with unique covers, pages, and binding.  In the second part of the workshop, participants will learn from the journaling habits of the great writer and observer Henry David Thoreau.  His journal was his everyday companion, an essential tool for a mindful…

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