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


Hidden Treasures: Wright Tavern Open House
Saturday, May 19 2:00-4:00 p.m.
The Concord Museum, in partnership with First Parish Church, will open the first floor of Wright Tavern to the public to celebrate this historic and hidden treasure. Learn about the role the building played in the events of the Revolution, from the election of John Hancock as president of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, to visits from the King’s army during the battles of Concord and Lexington. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy colonial games, crafts, and a colonial clothing try-on for kids, and learn about the many owners of the building leading up to the present day. Lastly, at 3:00 pm join in on a walking tour of the Old Hill Burying Ground, just up the hill from the Tavern. Free. No pre-registration necessary.

Meet Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
“Meet Nathaniel Hawthorne” brings Hawthorne to its audience through his own words, in an immediate and personal way. The audience is introduced to the author in a moment of creative frustration—he cannot write. In an effort to rekindle his literary inspiration, he performs dramatic readings for his listeners from his most famous works—The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, Young Goodman Brown, and others.  Thanks to support from Mass Humanities and The House of the Seven Gables, tickets are free for this event, but we request you reserve your tickets in advance.
**PLEASE NOTE, LOCATION CHANGE: Due to predicted thunderstorms, this event will take place at Wright Tavern (2 Lexington road, Concord, MA) .

Shift, Stays, and Pannier - Part of the Fresh Goods Lecture Series
Thursday, May 31, 2018. 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join historians and living history interpreters Linda Greene and Michele Gabrielson for an in-depth look at how women got dressed every day in the 1700s. They will explore the “ins” and “outs” of a typical 18th century woman’s dress from a common, lower to middling class status to an upper class persona.
Museum members free, Non-members $5. Click here to register, or call (978) 369-9763, x216.

29th Annual Garden Tour
Friday, June 01, 2018 - Saturday, June 02, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Celebrating 29 Years of a New England Tradition, the Museum's Garden Tour has become a New England tradition for garden lovers from near and far. The Garden Tour will take place on two days, Friday and Saturday, June 1 and June 2, rain or shine. Each of the private gardens reflects the individual interests and passions of the owners and their families and will inspire both new gardeners designing their first perennial bed and accomplished landscapers with acres of "garden rooms." Learn more here.
Early registration tickets are available online: $30 Concord Museum Members, $35 Non-members.  Tickets purchased after May 29th are $35 for Concord Museum Members, $40 Non-members.

Walking Tour of Main Street
Sunday, June 03, 2018,  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Take a walk down Concord’s Main Street with local historians Barbara Forman and Judy Fichtenbaum. Learn more about the shops that existed on the “Mill Dam” and how Concordians shopped for clothing and goods in the 18th and 19th centuries. Click here to register online or call 978-369-9763, x216.

23rd Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, June 11, 2018, 10:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
This premier tournament provides critical support for the Museum’s educational initiatives. The Museum’s educational programs teach children about the ideas of freedom, self-government and individualism and help to bring our nation’s history alive. More information including sponsorship information is available here.
 
Free Fun Friday
Friday, June 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thanks to the generosity of the Highland Street Foundation, the Concord Museum will be FREE for all on June 29, as part of Free Fun Fridays.
Discover treasures of Concord’s revolutionary and literary history, get your last chance to see Fresh Goods: Shopping for Clothing in a New England Town: 1750 - 1900, and enjoy activities running all day long.
Explore the creation and feel of fabric, design a paper fan, learn about 18th century ladies' pockets, and create your own artwork including hat making, paper dolls, hand stamping, and much more!

Family Programs

April Vacation Week - History Adventures!
April 17-20, 2018.  11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Come by each day of April vacation week for a new history adventure! Drop by anytime from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to get hands-on with history through a week of different demonstrations of sewing, weaving, and the creation of colonial militia uniforms. Included with museum admission, members free, appropriate for all ages.

Hands on History with the Concord Independent Battery
Sunday, May 06, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
An afternoon for kids and families to learn together through hands-on demonstrations, activities, and crafts. This month, join us at the Concord Independent Battery at the corner of Heywood Meadow for an exploration of the Gun House and the ceremonial cannon they care for.
Ongoing from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  FREE.

Hidden Treasures: Wright Tavern Open House
Saturday, May 19, 2018.  2:00-4:00 p.m.
The Concord Museum, in partnership with First Parish Church, will open the first floor of Wright Tavern to the public to celebrate this historic and hidden treasure. Learn about the role the building played in the events of the Revolution, from the election of John Hancock as president of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, to visits from the King’s army during the battles of Concord and Lexington. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy colonial games, crafts, and a colonial clothing try-on for kids, and learn about the many owners of the building leading up to the present day. Lastly, at 3:00 pm join in on a walking tour of the Old Hill Burying Ground, just up the hill from the Tavern. Free.

Walking Tour of Main Street
Sunday, June 03, 2018,  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Take a walk down Concord’s Main Street with local historians Barbara Forman and Judy Fichtenbaum. Learn more about the shops that existed on the “Mill Dam” and how Concordians shopped for clothing and goods in the 18th and 19th centuries. Click here to register online or call 978-369-9763, x216.

Family Lego Build
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Visit Wright Tavern in Concord Center to meet Cody Wells, "The Lego Man" and take part in a C3Brix Custom Open Build. Cody will bring hundreds of thousands of bricks and will lead games and challenges all day long!  Before the event, children of all ages can build their own Lego creation of something they love about Concord - a favorite building, re-creation of an event, the Concord River, Walden Pond, or a favorite hiking trail. Participants can then bring their creation to the event and show off their work! More information available here.

Free Fun Friday
Friday, June 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thanks to the generosity of the Highland Street Foundation, the Concord Museum will be FREE for all on June 29, as part of Free Fun Fridays.
Discover treasures of Concord’s revolutionary and literary history, get your last chance to see Fresh Goods: Shopping for Clothing in a New England Town: 1750 - 1900, and enjoy activities running all day long.
Explore the creation and feel of fabric, design a paper fan, learn about 18th century ladies' pockets, and create your own artwork including hat making, paper dolls, hand stamping, and much more!
 
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