Pre-registration for the following events is required; please click the event link below to register. Call the Concord Museum at (978) 369-9763, ext. 216 with any questions.
Museum Day Live!
Saturday, September 23 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. Get your tickets here.
BE THOREAU: Reader - All Aboard to Fitchburg!
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 11AM - 4PM
Concord families will meet at the Train Depot at 11:00 a.m. to leave at 11:25 a.m.
In honor of author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau’s bicentennial, and to inspire the reader and explorer in all of us, the Concord Free Public Library, the Concord Museum, the Mass Center for the Book, and the Fitchburg Library are planning a special literary train ride to Fitchburg. On the 45-minute trip, kids and adults will read about Henry David Thoreau’s hike to Fitchburg, make crafts, and participate in hands-on activities.
Advance registrations are required. Visit the Concord Library event calendar to register, and for the complete schedule.
A Visit from Henry David Thoreau
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
A Dramatic Performance by Kevin Radaker -- Encounter Henry David Thoreau, America’s mid-nineteenth-century apostle of the wilderness, social critic, and political dissenter, on the eve of the Civil War. After a dramatic monologue, “Thoreau” will answer questions from the audience, followed by Professor Radaker responding to questions as himself.
** This event will take place at First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord, Massachusetts 01742. **
General admission for Adults is $10, Students $5. Purchase your tickets here.
BE THOREAU: WORKER
Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul - screening and post-screening conversation with director James Coleman.
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Museum members $5; Non-members $10. Reservations available online or call 978-369-9763 ext. 216.
This event will take place at 51 Walden.
BE THOREAU - This Ever New Self Symposium
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the Concord Museum/Morgan Library and Museum exhibition This Ever New Self: Thoreau and his Journal, the Concord Museum presents a day-long symposium at the Fenn School in Concord, bringing together eight scholars to discuss what they discovered in Thoreau’s Journal, and what Thoreau’s writings mean for us today.
Non-members $20; Concord Museum members, students, and teachers $15. Click here to register.
The Be Thoreau Symposium is sponsored by Morgan Stanley, Lead Sponsor of This Ever New Self: Thoreau and his Journal.
Sleepy Hollow-een Tour
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Join us for this special Halloween event! Take a tour through historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery with a Concord Museum guide. Learn about the lives and deaths of past Concordians through stories passed down through the generations.
Members: $5 per person; Non-Members: $10 per person. Click here to reserve your tickets.