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Monday, August 14, 2017, 7PM - 8PM

People of Concord Summer Lecture Series

On Monday, August 14th, join us for the Concord Museum’s People of Concord Summer Lecture Series, which seeks to share the histories of the notable, as well as the less well-known, citizens of Concord, Massachusetts.

Every author has a favorite spot to write. Renowned Concordian Ralph Waldo Emerson authored his acclaimed work Nature while sitting at a Windsor writing-arm chair, while looking out over the pastoral grounds of the Old Manse. The chair is now in the collection of the Concord Museum.

Join Christie Jackson, Senior Curator at The Trustees of Reservations, for a talk about this humble chair owned by one of America’s greatest writers, including a history of the chair’s form, and a discussion about what we can learn about authors from the selection of their seats. Jackson will also discuss the recent project to reproduce the Emerson chair for use at the Old Manse and the Concord Museum.

Free. Online registration is now closed for this event, but walk-ins are welcome. 
This event is taking place at the Concord Museum.

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