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June 2020

Rescheduled – 31st Annual Garden Tour

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Concord Garden on 2019 Concord Museum Garden Tour

The Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour has been modified to a virtual format and rescheduled to June 19-21, 2020. The Guild of Volunteers is excited to offer the Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience!  As it always has, this event will highlight some of the finest private gardens in Concord and provide critical support to the Concord Museum's education initiatives. Click here for more information.

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Rescheduled – 31st Annual Garden Tour

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Concord Garden on 2019 Concord Museum Garden Tour

The Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour has been modified to a virtual format and rescheduled to June 19-21, 2020. The Guild of Volunteers is excited to offer the Concord Museum's 31st Annual Garden Tour as a virtual experience!  As it always has, this event will highlight some of the finest private gardens in Concord and provide critical support to the Concord Museum's education initiatives. Click here for more information.

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Postponed – Transcendentalists and the Struggle for Social Justice

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed. John Buehrens, former President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, will discuss the radical social activism of Boston-based Transcendentalists including Elizabeth Peabody, Margaret Fuller, James Freeman Clarke, and Caroline Healey Dall who, among others, fought to lay the groundwork for democratic and progressive religion in America. John Buehrens is past president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (1993 to 2001) and is…

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July 2020

Paul Revere: Man and Myth Virtual Forum

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To participate in the question and answer session and chat with other viewers, please visit the Museum’s YouTube page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3kYS5a83YE Join us for a free virtual forum from the comfort of your home! 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…

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A Conversation with E. Dolores Johnson

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

To participate in the question and answer session and chat with other viewers, please visit the Museum’s YouTube page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvssq3l-Nes&feature=youtu.be Join us for a free virtual forum from the comfort of your home! Ralph Waldo Emerson famously observed, “All history is biography.”  As our nation continues to explore historical schisms centered on race, we’ll look at these questions in the context of one mixed-race family. In her new book, Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love,…

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The Center of Transcendentalism: Concord or Boston?

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a free virtual forum from the comfort of your home! To participate in the question and answer session and chat with other viewers, please visit the Museum’s YouTube page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XP-DlROMl4 John Buehrens, former President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, in conversation with Phyllis Cole, Professor Emerita, Penn State University, will discuss the radical social activism of Boston-based Transcendentalists including Elizabeth Peabody, Margaret Fuller, James Freeman Clarke, and Caroline Healey Dall who, among others, fought to lay the…

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August 2020

Crusading Daughters of Boston and Concord

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To participate in the question and answer session and chat with other viewers, please visit the Museum’s YouTube page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13tGjO8uPL4   Join us for a free virtual forum from the comfort of your home! Join two distinguished scholars of the nineteenth century, Helen Deese and Sandra Petrulionis, as they discuss activist reformers of the Transcendentalist era such as Caroline Healey Dall and Mary Merrick Brooks who struggled, respectively, to promote women's rights and to abolish slavery.  Helen Deese is the…

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Laura Walls on the Women of the Thoreau Family

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

Thank you for watching our forum! To participate in the question and answer session and chat with other viewers, please visit the Museum’s YouTube page. https://youtu.be/g30cm5BSEuI As we mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, historian Laura Dassow Walls will discuss Henry David Thoreau’s mother, sisters, and aunts based on her book, Thoreau: A Life which the late Robert Richardson described as “the best all-around biography of Thoreau ever written.” Laura Dassow Walls is a Professor of…

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Nicholas Basbanes on Longfellow

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

To participate in the question and answer session and chat with other viewers, please visit the Museum’s YouTube page. https://youtu.be/hlh6-D54C5c Nicholas Basbanes will discuss his new biography of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Cross of Snow, which the Wall Street Journal describes as a “superbly sympathetic” volume of “19th century America’s most popular and approachable poet.”  An early handwritten manuscript of Longfellow’s poem, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere is currently on display at the Museum! Nicholas A. Basbanes is the author…

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September 2020

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To participate in the question and answer session and chat with other viewers, please visit the Museum’s YouTube page. https://youtu.be/1VZ8yKTorn4 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…

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