Adult and Family Programs

For a full list of programs, please visit the Calendar

Clothing and Shoe Drive
Ongoing, 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

Winter Night at Wright Tavern
Thursday, March 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Join us for a talk on taverns and their Revolutionary history with local historian John Hannigan. Then, try some brews like “Powder Horn Pale Ale” and “Midnight Rider Porter” with a beer tasting hosted by Battle Road Brewery of Maynard. There is no better place than historic Wright Tavern to get a taste of history! Museum members free, Non-members $8. Click here to register online, or call 978-369-9763, x216.
This event will take place at Wright Tavern, 2 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742

Mary Lesneski Memorial Lecture and Tea - Casanova: The Seduction of Europe
Wednesday, March 28 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Thomas Michie, the Russell B. and Andrée Beauchamp Stearns Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will present the annual Mary Lesneski Memorial Lecture, entitled “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe.” As is tradition, an elegant Afternoon Tea organized by the Guild of Volunteers follows the lecture.
This event will take place at the Trinitarian Congregational Church (54 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742).
Non-members $30; members $25. Register online, or by calling (978) 369-9763 x216.

Patriots' Day Weekend at the Concord Museum
Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00
p.m.
Make the Concord Museum part of your Patriots’ Day tradition! Join us for gallery talks, collection spotlights, activities, and crafts. The Museum is open for regular hours each day, with special activities ongoing from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Free with Museum admission, members free.

The Indigenous Look: attire in 18th century Massachusetts - Part of the Fresh Goods Lecture Series
Thursday, May 3,  2018.  7:00-8:00 p.m.
Aquinnah Wampanoag artist and designer Elizabeth James-Perry will discuss the period from 1750 -1900 in terms of Indigenous Massachusetts attire and jewelry.
Museum members free, Non-members $5. Click here to register, or call (978) 369-9763, x216.

Transgressing the Color Line: Depictions of Free Blacks in the Popular Press - Part of the Fresh Goods Lecture Series
Thursday, May 10, 2018.  7:00-8:00 p.m.
Join writer and historian Jonathan Michael Square as he analyzes images of free Africans Americans in New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston that appeared in the popular press. Specifically, a series of cartoons published in the early nineteenth century used to arouse Northern anti-black fears that free blacks might be threatening the racial, sexual, and class hierarchies. Fashion will be the central analytic as free blacks were often depicted as dandified buffoons. He will show how the overly fashioned bodies of the free blacks in northern metropolises transgressed and threatened the, until then, established slavocratic order. In partnership with the Robbins House.
Museum members free, Non-members $5. Click here to register, or call (978) 369-9763, x216.

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.

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.

Family Programs

Teddy Bear Tea  - This event is now SOLD OUT.

Saturday, February 24, 2018. noon - 1:00 p.m.  &  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa and take part in a simple craft. Tea served in Brooke Hall with jewel-like silken tea infusers crafted by Tea Forté of Concord makes the experience a memorable one.  Sweets are provided by Vintage Tea and Cake of Belmont.
Seatings are from 12:00-1:00 p.m. & 2:00-3:00 p.m.; Non-members $25/adults, $22/child, Members $20/adult, $17, child; includes Museum admission.
Space is limited; Reservations required. Reserve in advance by phone at 978-369-9763 ext. 216. 

Teddy Bear Tea
Saturday, March 24, 2018.  noon - 1:00 p.m.  &  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa and take part in a simple craft. Tea served in Brooke Hall with jewel-like silken tea infusers crafted by Tea Forté of Concord makes the experience a memorable one.  Sweets are provided by Vintage Tea and Cake of Belmont.
Seatings are from 12:00-1:00 p.m. & 2:00-3:00 p.m.; Non-members $25/adults, $22/child, Members $20/adult, $17, child; includes Museum admission.
Space is limited; Reservations required. Reserve in advance by phone at 978-369-9763 ext. 216. 

Patriots' Day Weekend at the Concord Museum
Saturday, April 14, 2018. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 2018.  12:00 p.m. - 5:00
p.m.
Make the Concord Museum part of your Patriots’ Day tradition! Join us for gallery talks, collection spotlights, activities, and crafts. The Museum is open for regular hours each day, with special activities ongoing from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Free with Museum admission, members free.

Colonial Cloth with Cluck and Baa Farm
Monday, April 16 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Drop by the Concord Museum to learn about spinning, weaving, wool preparation, and meet the animals themselves from Cluck and Baa Farm of Hollis, NH! Included with Museum admission, members free.

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.

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.
 
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