Announcing the Grand Opening of the
Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Center!

Public Opening Celebrations:

Friday, November 2, 10:00 a.m.
Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony followed by an Open House and self-guided tour of the new facility. FREE

Saturday, November 3 & Sunday November 4, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Our Open House continues all weekend with FREE crafts, musical performances, activities for all ages, and visits with living history interpreters! FREE

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.

The Rasmussen Education Center Open House will be an autumn feast for all ages – and for all five senses! See some of the highlights of the Concord Museum’s collection and listen to stories about the town’s rich history -- as well as performances from local musicians. Smell what’s cooking over the Museum’s new reproduction hearth, and try some of the tasty treats for sale by local businesses. And express your creativity through a variety of hands-on activities: make a suncatcher, write in Revolutionary secret code, or learn about weaving fabric from a local artist. FREE.
The Grand Opening weekend celebrations are made possible through the generous support of Middlesex Savings Bank.

  “We invite the entire Concord community and residents of Middlesex and neighboring counties to join us in this historic celebration,” stated Tom Putnam, Edward W. Kane Executive Director. “The Rasmussen Education Center will not only transform the manner in which the museum engages with students and families but will cement the Concord Museum’s reputation as a national leader in history education.”

The public is invited to tour the new building which contains a History Learning Center to facilitate learning directly with historical objects, three classrooms, and the Community Lyceum - a large meeting hall that will host Museum programs as well as meetings with other community groups.