Friday, August 18, 2017, 9AM - 5PM

Free Fun Friday

Thanks to the generosity of the Highland Street Foundation, the Concord Museum will be FREE for all on August 18, as part of Free Fun Fridays.

Discover treasures of Concord’s revolutionary and literary history, get your last chance to see Walden: Four Views by Abelardo Morell, The Anatomy of the Desk: Writing with Thoreau and Emerson, and enjoy activities running all day long.

Explore art and nature with a community craft project. Pick up a map for the Emerson-Thoreau Amble Trail that goes from the Emerson House to Walden Pond. Then create your own nature-inspired artworks on the Museum lawn including sun prints, leaf printed stones, and your own nature journal to take home!

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  •  Community Craft Project: Leaf Symmetry in Brooke Hall
  •  Henry Bear Reading Corner in The Anatomy of a Desk
  • Colonial Games on the Museum Lawn
  • ic-Tac-Toe on the Museum Lawn
  • Gallery Activities at the Family Learning Station
  • “Walden, a game” in The Anatomy of a Desk
10:00 a.m.
  • Walden: Four Views Gallery Talk with Concord Museum Curator David Wood
10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
  • Sunprints on the Museum Lawn
2:00 p.m.
  • The Anatomy of a Desk Gallery Talk with Concord Museum Curator David Wood
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Leaf Prints on the Museum Lawn
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Nature Journals on the Museum Lawn
See a full list of participating institutions here.

Parking is available on Cambridge Turnpike in front of the Museum, on Lexington Road behind the Museum, and along Lexington Road toward Concord Center. Click here to see a parking overview. Shuttle service will be available to the parking lot at 455 Lexington Road, Concord MA (0.5 miles from the Museum).
The Museum is 1/4 mile from Concord Center which has on-street metered parking, and several free public parking lots.

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