Guild Events

Guild of Volunteers Events

Each year the Guild of Volunteers runs a number of events for the Concord Museum.  Please see the list of events below. We are always seeking new volunteers and whether you can join us for an hour, for a day, or to plan an event, any amount of time helps make these events a success. No experience necessary! If you are interested in these fun and exciting learning opportunities, please email cm1@concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763.

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

Mark your calendar: November 23, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023

For this annual event, now in its 27th year, the Concord Museum’s Rasmussen Education Center and galleries will be transformed with 40 trees and wreaths decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites. Family Trees requires a chair or co-chairs and a number of volunteers who help create, set up, and take down the trees.

Family Trees Fête
Friday, December 2, 2022
Members and friends of the Concord Museum celebrate the opening of Family Trees with a festive cocktail party.

Program Writer: Needed!
The Program Writer works closely with Museum staff and writes the small descriptions of the books for the Family Trees program that is distributed to visitors. In addition, the Program Writer conducts small interviews with the decorators on set-up day.

 

Holiday House Tour

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Guests are welcomed inside the doors of Concord-area homes, professionally decorated in the holiday spirit by local and Boston-based interior designers. Volunteers help as docents in the homes on the day of the tour.

House Description Writer: Needed!
The House Description Writer works closely with the homeowners and designers and writes descriptions of the lovely houses featured on the tour for the Holiday House Tour program that is distributed to all attendees. Perfect opportunity for those with a passion for architecture and/or interior design!

Garden Tour

Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2023 

The Concord Museum’s Garden Tour has become a New England tradition for garden lovers from near and far. Now in its 33rd year, the Garden Tour takes place on two days, rain or shine and is a self-guided, self-paced tour of  six Concord-area gardens. The Co-Chairs work closely with the Garden Selection Chair to choose appropriate gardens, then manage the event and volunteers.

Garden Selection Committee
The Garden Selection Committee chooses the gardens for the annual Garden Tour, taking into consideration the style of each garden and its location, and works with the garden owners to facilitate their part on the tour.

Annual Gala 

The Museum hosts this annual fundraiser event  to support the education and public programs through raffle and live “paddle-up” opportunities.  The Gala is the largest source of fundraising for the Paul Revere’s Ride Fund that underwrites the cost of transportation and programming to bring students from Lowell, Lawrence, and Everett to the Museum for object-based, hands-on history education. Co-chairs of the Gala plan the event and work with committees to produce this banner event each year!

Auction  

The Auction Chair solicits gifts of products, experiences, and gift certificates from local merchants and businesses to put together appealing and fun silent auction and raffle packages to raise funds to support the Museum’s education initiatives.

Sponsorship 
The Sponsorship Chair will partner with local and corporate businesses to create sponsorship opportunities for the Gala that provide critical support for the Museum’s education initiatives.

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament
This premiere tournament provides critical support for the Concord Museum’s educational initiatives, and is the Guild of Volunteers’ largest fundraiser. June  20,2022 will be the 27th Anniversary of the Golf Tournament at the Concord Country Club and includes a committee made up of members from the Guild and volunteers who help obtain sponsorships and carry out day-of tasks on the course.