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The Concord Museum’s 125th Anniversary Exhibition

October 22, 2011 — March 18, 2012


In the fall of 2011, the Concord Museum marked the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the Concord Antiquarian Society in 1886. Pulitzer-prize winning author, historian, and Concord resident Doris Kearns Goodwin served as the Honorary Curator for the exhibition. A cross-section of the individuals who make up the Museum’s diverse community served as Guest Curators and selected objects from our holdings that had special meaning for them. Guest Curators include historians Nathaniel Philbrick and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; Senator John Kerry; novelist and physicist Alan Lightman; author and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Robert Coles; craftsman and North Bennet Street School president Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez; arts journalist Joyce Kulhawik; Nanae, Japan mayor Yasukazu Nakamiya; Concord Honored Citizens Marian Thornton and Dot Higgins; and many others.