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January 2020

WAITLIST A Tribute to Jenny Phillips

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jenny Phillips, a longtime resident of Concord, was an award-winning filmmaker who produced several documentaries focused on prisons and criminal justice reform.  This forum will include clips from Jenny’s films and a conversation with those who knew her and the genesis of her work including her husband, Frank Phillips; her filmmaking partner, Bestor Cram; Di Clymer, one of the founders of Concord Prison Outreach; and Louie Diaz, the principal subject of Jenny’s film, Beyond the Wall, which examines the post-incarceration lives…

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February 2020

Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“BOY LOST,” read the advertisement placed in a newspaper by the father of one of the five free boys kidnapped in Philadelphia in 1825.  Join us for a forum about the gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice. Dr. Richard Bell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland. He has won more than a…

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A Visit with President Lincoln

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Steve Wood, of Claremont, New Hampshire

The Museum is pleased to again host Steve Wood and his amazing performance as Abraham Lincoln. Wood's first-person historical interpretation, "A Visit with Abraham Lincoln," includes stories of Lincoln's early life, campaign debates, the Civil War, and concludes with a stirring reading of the Gettysburg Address.  Ticket price includes Museum admission and activities after the performance.   $16 Non-Member Adult | $8 Non-Member Child $10 Member Adult | $6 Member Child Seating is limited.  Please register below.

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March 2020

Listening for Thoreau’s Flute

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Middlebury College professor emeritus John Elder as he investigates the history and form of Thoreau’s box flute, which now resides in the Concord Museum’s collection.  Thoreau inherited the flute upon the death of his beloved brother, John.  The instrument reveals the role of music in the Thoreau family as well as links the evolution of woodwinds to broader currents of thought in the mid-nineteenth century.  The talk will be complemented with Elder playing some…

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Paul Revere: Man and Myth

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Paul Revere and his midnight ride—immortalized as the harbinger of the dramatic escalation of the American colonial rebellion against the British Empire—has been celebrated in tales and songs throughout the centuries. But what really happened on April 18, 1775? Experts shed light on the legendary ride and the man behind it, revealing the fascinating life of a fabled national hero who witnessed the birth of a nation.   Nina Zannieri is the Executive Director of the Paul Revere Memorial Association…

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April 2020

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

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

Dr. Kerri Greenidge, Director of American Studies at Tufts University, reestablishes William Monroe Trotter’s essential place in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes.  For more than thirty years, the Harvard-educated Trotter edited and published the Guardian, a weekly Boston newspaper that was read across the nation. Trotter advocated for a radical vision of black liberation that prefigured leaders such as Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. Join us as Greenidge unpacks this indefatigable figure whose underappreciated…

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