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August 2019

POSTPONED: Black Devil and Gentle Cloud: Ruskin and Emerson at Odds

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

Program Postponed: Unfortunately, the August 15 Concord Museum Forum with Sara Atwood on Black Devil and Gentle Cloud: Ruskin and Emerson at Odds, has been postponed. We are working to reschedule this Forum, and will post updated information as soon as possible. John Ruskin and Ralph Waldo Emerson are among the 'representative men' of the Victorian period and have by now assumed a place alongside the sort of Great Men whom they esteemed. Our current debates about education, nature, and labor echo…

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Women of Concord Walking Tour

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Walk through town and focus on the notable women who shaped Concord’s history.  The tour highlights famous historical figures as Louisa May Alcott and Margaret Fuller, to those who are less well known, such as Ellen Garrison and Mary Merrick Brooks. Walking Tour tickets gain you free same-day admission to the Concord Museum, including the Women of Concord Collection Spotlight on Saturday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m. $5 Member | $10 Non-Member. Meet at the Concord Museum's Rasmussen Education Center…

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SOLD OUT I Want to Go to Jail

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

SOLD OUT - Thank you for your interest in our programs.  Please join us for other upcoming forums in September including The Scrapbooks of Helen Thoreau and The Cabinet Maker's Account. A staged reading of “I Want to Go to Jail”, an original play by Pamela Swing, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Dabanka, Brandeis undergraduate performed in period costumes by cast members from We Did it For You! Women’s Journey Through History. The performance will be followed by a discussion with the cast and a…

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September 2019

POSTPONED Monument Maker

September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

POSTPONED - Thank you for your interest in our programs! Monument Maker with Linda Sweeney and Shawn Fields has been rescheduled to Sunday, December 15 at 11:00 AM. Know what you love. Make what you love.  Join author Linda Sweeney and illustrator Shawn Fields in a program about the life and artwork of Concord-sculptor Daniel Chester French.  In the new award-winning book, Monument Maker, a young Daniel Chester French finds a passion and talent for making sculptures.  This love only grows over the…

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The Scrapbooks of Helen Thoreau

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

Middlebury College professor William Nash will discuss what can be learned about Helen Thoreau and Concord through the scrapbooks she kept chronicling events of the 1840's - two of which are part of the Middlebury Library's Special Collections. A witty and engaging speaker, Will Nash is Professor of American Studies and English and American Literatures at Middlebury College.  He received his B.A. from Centre College of Kentucky and his M. A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at…

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The Cabinetmaker’s Account

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jay Robert Stiefel, historian of Colonial Philadelphia society and its material culture, will introduce the life and work of English emigrant joiner John Head (1688-1754). Head’s Philadelphia account book is the earliest and most complete to have survived from any cabinetmaker working in either Great Britain or British North America. The culmination of nearly 20 years of research, Jay’s new volume serves as an essential reference work on 18th-century Philadelphia, its furniture and material culture, as well as an intimate…

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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 - 8:30 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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