Adult and Family Programs

For a full list of programs, please visit the Calendar

Clothing and Shoe Drive
On-going, March 1- July 8, 2018, during Museum open hours.
Bring by new or gently used clothing to donate to The Wish Project based in Lowell, MA and Catie’s Closet for the run of Fresh Goods: Shopping for Clothing in a New England Town. The Wish Project is a critical resource for furniture, household goods and baby needs serving families in need. Catie’s Closet gives K-12 students living in poverty the ability to discreetly pick and choose the clothing and basic necessities they need, and are proud to wear by converting school classrooms into places to gather clothing and essentials.

Adult Programs

Emerson’s Circle: Concord in the 1800s
Saturdays: July 14, 28; August 11, 25; September 8, 22.   11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
This walk meets at Wright Tavern (2 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742).
Led by a Museum educator, explore 1800s Concord and discover the impact of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil War, the lives and homes of the famous authors who lived here, and how these stories have been preserved over the generations. 1 mile walk, mostly flat sidewalk or pavement, rain or shine.
Advance registration for the walk is required. $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 children (5-17); includes Museum admission included. Museum Members are FREE.

Summer Night at Wright Tavern
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a talk on the history of beer, brewing, and taverns from material culture historian and Curatorial Scholar at the Peabody Essex Museum, George Schwartz. Then join in on a beer tasting hosted by BareWolf Brewing of Amesbury, MA. BareWolf is a family beer business run by Concord locals Paul & Stevie Bareford and their good friends Matt Neff and Wyeth Bednar.  Click here to purchase your tickets. Non Members $12, Members, $5.

At the Center of Revolution
Saturdays: July 21; August 4, 18; September 1, 15, 29.   11:00 AM -12:30 PM
This walk meets at Wright Tavern (2 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742).
Led by a Museum educator, take the short walk from the Tavern to the Old North Bridge. Learn about the events leading up to April 19, 1775 and the first battle of the American Revolution. Discover the stories behind the monuments at the Bridge and the center of town. 1 mile walk, mostly flat terrain, rain or shine.
$10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 children (5-17). Includes Museum admission. Museum Members are free, but advance registration for the walk is required.

William Brewster and the Concord Landscape, with Jayne Gordon
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Part of our “People of Concord” Summer Series, public historian Jayne Gordon will examine ornithologist and Massachusetts Audubon Society's founder William Brewster's observations on the landscape of Concord, his relationships with two people who helped immensely in his work, and his lifetime contribution to the study of birds. Register online, here. Members free. Non-members $10.
 
In Her Own Words: Mary Merrick Brooks and Strategies of Reform, with Sandra Harbert Pertrulionis
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Part of our “People of Concord” Summer Series, Professor Sandra Harbert Petrulionis will share the history of Mary Merrick Brooks, one of Concord's most committed antislavery zealots in the decades leading to the Civil War. Brooks' unpublished letters testify to the purposeful strategies of political reform she enacted--from pushy persistence and feminine wiles, to shaming and flattery, to outright begging. Mary Merrick Brooks is an American hero--come hear why!
Register online here. Members free. Non-members $10.

Ellen Garrison: Educator, Social Justice Advocate, Daughter of Concord - with Maria Madison and Kerri Greenidge
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 7:00  - 8:00 p.m.
Part of our People of Concord Summer Series, in partnership with the Robbins House, Dr. Maria Madison and Dr. Kerri Greenidge will explore Ellen Garrison's life of activism, and the work they and many others at the Robbins House have done to uncover Ellen’s story.
Register online here.
Museum and Robbins House Members Free. Non-members $10.

Family Programs

Emerson’s Circle: Concord in the 1800s
Saturdays July 14, 28; August 11, 25; September 8, 22, 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
This walk meets at Wright Tavern (2 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742).
Led by a Museum educator, explore 1800s Concord and discover the impact of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil War, the lives and homes of the famous authors who lived here, and how these stories have been preserved over the generations. 1 mile walk, mostly flat sidewalk or pavement, rain or shine.
Advance registration for the walk is required. $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 children (5-17); includes Museum admission included. Museum Members are FREE.

At the Center of Revolution
Saturdays: July 21; August 4, 18; September 1, 15, 29.   11:00 AM -12:30 PM
This walk meets at Wright Tavern (2 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742).
Led by a Museum educator, take the short walk from the Tavern to the Old North Bridge. Learn about the events leading up to April 19, 1775 and the first battle of the American Revolution. Discover the stories behind the monuments at the Bridge and the center of town. 1 mile walk, mostly flat terrain, rain or shine.
$10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 children (5-17). Includes Museum admission. Museum Members are free, but advance registration for the walk is required.

Hands-on History at Wright Tavern - FREE
On second Saturdays throughout the summer:
Saturday, July 14, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 11, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Drop by Wright Tavern to get hands-on with history! Try your hand at writing with quill and ink, sew a scented sachet, make your own soap, be a tinsmith, and much more!
Wright Tavern is located at 2 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742.
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