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Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord and the Quest for Equality

May 07, 2021 — November 07, 2021


Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord and the Quest for Equality includes rare artifacts from the collection that tell the story of Concord women of the past – some famous and some almost invisible. Each portrait, needlework, or piece of furniture, carefully preserved by succeeding generations and now by the Concord Museum, makes it possible to create meaning from the lives of ordinary citizens as well as prominent residents.  There is also a special media component in the exhibition celebrating today’s women of Concord – from educators to entrepreneurs, firefighters to farmers, and artists to activists. The title of the exhibition comes from a compelling quote by 19th century feminist Margaret Fuller describing the ultimate goal of her fellow advocates for women’s suffrage: “We would have every path laid open to woman as freely as to man.”

Please consider making a gift to support our efforts to explore the visionary reformers of Concord’s past, engage in conversations with contemporary women leaders, and inspire a new generation in the quest for gender equality.


Silhouette, S. (Sarah) Margaret Fuller, Marchioness D’Ossoli (1810-1850), Concord Museum Collection, Gift of Miss Mary Gill



Individual Sponsors

Ralph Earle and Jane Mendillo

Patti Satterthwaite and John Muresianu

Gloria and Chuck Clough

Maryrose and Brian Sykes

Carol Wilson

Barbara and David Boardman

Barbara Elliot

Ann Hayden and Ivan Burns

The Redmond Family

Miller S. and Adelaide S.

Gaffney Foundation

Gail Keane

Andrea and David Meyers

Debra’s Natural Gourmet

Holly and Louis Salemy

Janet and Henry Vaillant