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September 2019

Along Battle Road Walking Tour

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Visitors will follow in Paul Revere’s footsteps as we retrace the journey he took on horseback the night of April 18, 1775 to warn colonists about the approach of the British regulars. First-person interpreters playing Concord residents who were eyewitnesses to the events of that fateful night and day will add a deeper level of engagement. 1 mile walk, mostly flat terrain, rain or shine. $5 Member | $10 Non-Member. Meet at the Hartwell Tavern Parking Lot at the Minute…

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Film Screening of Nature: A Walking Play

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Concord Museum and The Old Manse welcome you a screening of Nature: A Walking Play (TigerLion Arts), which tells the story of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau’s friendship. The film documents the unique outdoor play which captures the complex relationship between these two characters and nature itself.  Following the screening, the audience will have the opportunity to speak with members of the cast and the film’s director. Free Member | Free Non-Member with registration. In partnership with…

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October 2019

“Our Paradise at Concord”: How Hawthorne Found Happiness

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Nathaniel Hawthorne cherished his years at the Old Manse, where he and his wife Sophia lived from 1842 to 1845. How did the moody Salemite find happiness in Concord? Surveying Hawthorne's private life and published fiction, historian John Frederick Bell will explain how Hawthorne’s adopted home shaped his worldview. John Frederick Bell is an interdisciplinary historian at Assumption College specializing in race, religion, and social reform and the history of education. His current research examines the politics of racial pluralism…

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Jenna Blum in conversation with Louisa May Alcott

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

        Kick-off the 27th Annual Concord Festival of Authors with New York Times bestselling novelist Jenna Blum in conversation with one of America’s most prolific writers, Louisa May Alcott.  The fiercely independent author of Little Women is portrayed by Director of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House Jan Turnquist. Reception to follow. Jenna Blum is a New York Times and internationally best-selling author of the novels Those Who Save Us (Harcourt 2002) , The Stormchasers (Dutton, 2010) and The…

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Canton in Concord: Early American Engagement in China

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Curator Karina H. Corrigan will speak about the thriving and cosmopolitan Chinese port city of Guangzhou. Known to foreign merchants as Canton, Guangzhou was the only port in China open to foreign trade for over 100 years. Imported luxury goods such as tea, silk, porcelain and lacquer from Guangzhou had a profound impact on people's lives in Massachusetts during the early 19th century. Even the camp bed Thoreau slept on at Walden had its origins in China. Karina H. Corrigan…

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Sleepy Hollow-een Tour

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for this special Halloween event! Take a tour through historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery with a Concord Museum guide. Learn about the lives and deaths of past Concordians through stories passed down through the generations. $5 Member | $10 Non-Member.  Ticket includes same day admission to the Concord Museum. Advanced Registration Required. Register here:

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7th Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America A prize-winning historian provides the missing piece in the story of America's founding, introducing us to the ordinary men and women who turned a faltering rebellion against colonial rule into an unexpectedly potent and enduring revolution. Over eight years of war, ordinary Americans accomplished something extraordinary. Far from the actions of the Continental Congress and the Continental Army, they took responsibility for the course of the revolution. by taking up…

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November 2019

Untold Stories: Why They Marched with Susan Ware

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For far too long, the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born. Join us for a conversation with Susan Ware, as she uncovers a much broader and more diverse story of the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship. A pioneer in the field of…

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Silhouette Portrait Taking

November 9 @ 11:00 am - November 10 @ 3:00 pm

Silhouette artist Jean Comerford cuts delightful heirloom-quality portraits that make a wonderful gift. Children six months and up and adults of all ages are welcome. Appointments are available from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; sittings are ten minutes. $37/profile; $15 additional copies; frames and mats available for sale on the day of sitting. Reserve a seating here or Call 978-369-9763 ext. 216.

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Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution through Painters’ Eyes

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Boston was the artistic capital of eighteen-century America.  Join Dr. Paul Staiti, Mount Holyoke College Alumni Foundation Professor, for a forum that sets the city’s key artists against the backdrop of revolutionary events.  In particular, look at the achievements of John Singleton Copley, known as the colonies’ supreme artist. Dr. Paul Staiti is the Alumnae Foundation Professor of Fine Arts at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author of books and essays on John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Samuel F.B.…

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