A Gateway to Concord’s History

From the first shots in the battle for
American Independence to the legacy of
Emerson and Thoreau—when visiting Concord, start at the Concord Museum.
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Explore Renowned Collections

One of the oldest collections of Americana
in the country, including the largest collection of Thoreau-related objects in the world. Learn more.

Learn through Objects

Bringing history into the lives of learners
of all ages—the Concord Museum connects
real artifacts with people, places, and ideas. 
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 The Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Center is now open,
featuring Highlights from the Concord Museum collection.


PLEASE NOTE: Currently, the Museum's permanent galleries are closed for renovations until Fall 2019

All of our school programs will be available as usual, and the Museum continues to offer a diverse slate of programs for adults and families.

If you have questions or need more information, please email us at cm1@concordmuseum.org, or call 978-369-9763, x216

Renovations include installing new mechanical, electrical, and HVAC systems in the original 1930 building, as part of the Museum's Campus Master Plan.

The new, energy-efficient systems are urgently needed to allow for future upgrades to the Museum's exhibition spaces, and to ensure the long-term preservation of the Museum's invaluable permanent collection of historical artifacts.
A visitor services area will be built to enhance the visitor experience and provide a gateway for exploring Concord.

Curator David Wood explained, “It’s important for people to know that while the Museum galleries are closed for renovation, the Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Center will have on view Highlights of the Concord Museum, which includes over 100 historical artifacts from the Concord Museum collection including Paul Revere’s lantern and Henry David Thoreau’s desk.”

Throughout the fall, the Museum will continue to host walking tours, lectures and special events at the historic Wright Tavern and the Education Center.

The Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections in the country, and is the one place where all of Concord’s remarkable past is brought to life through an inspiring collection of historical, literary, and decorative arts treasures.

Come visit the gateway to Concord’s remarkable revolutionary and literary history.

 


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23rd Family Trees:
A Celebration of Children’s Literature
in the Rasmussen Education Center 

Come see over 100 Highlights from the Concord Museum Collection.

 Hours:
Weekdays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This includes Family Tree Hours




Special Hours: Friday, November 23, 2018 and Tuesday, January, 1, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

More information about Admission and Hours can be found here.

NEWS & EVENTS

Special Exhibition hours - Last Day to See Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature. This is your last day to see Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature, now in its 23rd year, which gives Concord’s renowned literary tradition a creative twist. From November 21, 2018 - January 1, 2019, the Museum’s new Rasmussen Education Center is filled wit... MORE

Concord Museum closed for the Holiday. Concord Museum will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25, 2018.

Member Meet-Up Series: Fuller Craft Museum. January Member Meet-Up: Fuller Craft Museum Friday, January 11, 2019 11:00am Must be a Concord Museum member to register. Free. Not a member yet? Join here. Join Genevieve Burgett, Membership and Development Coordinator, and other Concord Museum members for a special tour of... MORE

Slavery’s Determined Foe: Amanda Gilvin and Laura McDonald on the Legacy of John Brown. Concord is home to the flashpoint of a revolution, discussions of protest, peace and war, and the people who defined American ideals. Inspired by this past, the Concord Perspectives series uses history as a lens to analyze present issues of power, protest, and society. This presentation br... MORE

Concord perspectives: The Garrison Men in Images and Objects. Concord is home to the flashpoint of a revolution, discussions of protest, peace and war, and the people who defined American ideals. Inspired by this past, the Concord Perspectives Series consists of a lectures and panel discussions which use history as a lens to analyze present issues of... MORE

February Vacation Week Crafts. Get creative during vacation week with crafts available daily in the Rasmussen Education Center. Come imagine what you would do if you were president and vote on your favorite object in the museum! Included with Museum admission; Members free. Public parking is available in the Museum's... MORE

A Visit with President Lincoln. The Museum is pleased to again host Steve Wood and his performance as Abraham Lincoln. Wood’s first-person historical interpretation includes stories of Lincoln’s early life, campaign debates, the Civil War, and concludes with a stirring reading of the Gettysburg Address. R... MORE

February Teddy Bear Tea. Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa and take part in a simple craft. Tea served in the brand new Rasmussen Education Center with jewel-like silken tea infusers crafted by Tea ... MORE

Ken Gloss on the Value of Old and Rare Books. Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a talk on the value of old and rare books. Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his... MORE

Winter Night at Wright Tavern. Shake off the winter blues at Wright Tavern! Join us for a talk by Maria Olia on the historic taverns and inns of New England. Olia is a travel writer and author of New England’s Colonial Inns & Taverns: Centuries of Yankee Hospitality. After the talk, try some brews for yours... MORE

March Teddy Bear Tea. Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa and take part in a simple craft. Tea served in the brand new Rasmussen Education Center with jewel-like silken tea infusers crafted by ... MORE

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