Adult and Family Programs

For a full list of programs, please visit the Calendar

Adult Programs

This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal
September 29, 2017 – January 21, 2018
A joint exhibition with The Morgan Library & Museum, New York and the Concord Museum, the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the life of one of America’s most influential authors and thinkers. Click here for more information.

Holiday House Tour 2017
Saturday, December 02, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On the 7th Annual Holiday House Tour, enjoy touring several of Concord's most beautiful private homes, professionally decorated in the holiday spirit by local and well-known interior designers. Programs for the Tour can be picked up at the Museum beginning at 10:00 a.m on Saturday, December 2nd.
Advance discount tickets can be purchased online, now through November 30: $40 Museum Members, $45 Non-Members.
(On December 1st, or on the day of the event, tickets are: $45 Members, $50 Non-Members.)

BE THOREAU: Reader - Gallery Talk and Discussion
Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Join Concord Museum Curator David Wood, Concord Free Public Library's Curator of Special Collections Leslie Wilson, and local historian Jayne Gordon for a look at Thoreau's reading life, and our own. Why do we read? What are we looking for? What do we hope to find?
This discussion-based program includes a visit to the special exhibition on This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal, which includes a section on Thoreau as “reader.”
This event will take place at the Concord Museum. Advance registration required.General admission $10; Concord Museum Members and Friends of the Concord Free Public Library free.

Family Programs

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature Opens
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature, now in its 22nd year, gives Concord’s renowned literary tradition a creative twist. From November 22, 2017 - January 1, 2018, the Museum’s galleries are filled with over 30 fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites.
Proceeds from Family Trees, organized by the Museum’s Guild of Volunteers, benefit the Concord Museum’s education initiatives. During this benefit event, admission is $15 adults, $10 seniors, $6 children (4–18); children under 4 and Members Free. Family Trees admission includes all of the Museum galleries and special exhibitions.

Thanksgiving Weekend Crafts
Friday, November 24, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Visiting Family Trees this Thanksgiving weekend? Get crafty with your family with special projects related to the children’s books featured in the Museum galleries during Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Free with Family Trees admission, Members free.

Thanksgiving Weekend Crafts
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Visiting Family Trees this Thanksgiving weekend? Get crafty with your family with special projects related to the children’s books featured in the Museum galleries during Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Free with Family Trees admission, Members free.

Town Employees Appreciation Day
Sunday, December 03, 2017, noon- 5:00 p.m.
The Concord Museum invites all employees of the Town of Concord and their families to visit as our guests during Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature.
Enjoy the Museum's history galleries & period rooms filled with ornamented trees of all shapes & sizes, inspired by a dazzling selection of classic & contemporary children's picture books.
Please let us know if you are planning to attend by calling (978) 369-9763, ext. 216 or cm1@concordmuseum.org. Upon arrival, please inform the Front Desk of your place of employment and the number in your family.

Morning with Santa
Saturday, December 09, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Enjoy a delightful visit and photo with Santa, as well as a number of engaging seasonal crafts and activities including face painting, treasure hunts, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and more.
Members: $25 child, accompanying adults free; Non-Members: $30 child, $10 adults; Reservations required. Click here to sign up online, or call 978-369-9763, x216.

Exploring the Animated Picture Book with D.B. Johnson
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Author/Illustrator D. B. Johnson presents the newest addition to his “Henry series of picture books,” titled Polly Wolly Willy Woggle and Other Rhymes From Walden.
Space is limited, and reservations are required. Click here to reserve your tickets.  Adults $18, Children (4-18) $8; Children 3 and under are free. Concord Museum members are Free. Family Trees admission is included with your reservation.

Authors and Illustrators Day
December 10, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Meet some of the accomplished authors and illustrators whose books are featured in Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Explore the decorated trees throughout the Museum galleries, and visit with authors and illustrators as they sign your books including D.B. Johnson, author and illustrator of the “Henry series of picture books” and Family Trees 2017 Honorary Chair.
Event is Free with Family Trees admission; Members free. Click here for more information about the visiting authors and illustrators.

Henry Bear Playdate
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
D.B. Johnson’s Henry Bear goes on some fantastic adventures! Spend your morning with the Concord Museum and hear the story of how Henry built a cabin, climbed a mountain, and hiked to Fitchburg. See the real objects Henry David Thoreau owned, then make a craft to take home.
No advance registration necessary. Children $10, Children 3 and under free, one Adult free per group; Members free.

Costume Character Day
Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Everybody knows that Dragons love tacos, but what happens when there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world? Come by the Concord Museum to meet Adam Rubin’s taco-loving dragon and find out what happens next in Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel! Included free with Family Trees admission; Members free.



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