Annual Events

Mary M. Lesneski Memorial Lecture & Tea

Every spring this lecture focuses on a topic relevant to those interested in decorative arts, collecting antiques, gardening, and the home and brings to the Museum an expert in their field. Past topics included decorating with blue, antique jewelry, the gardens of Winterthur, and Chinese export porcelain. Afternoon tea organized by the Guild of Volunteers, chaired by Joan Campbell and Sandra Conrad, follows the lecture. 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.
This event will take place at the Trinitarian Congregational Church (54 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742). Register online, or by calling (978) 369-9763 x216.

Patriots' Ball

Learn more about the 2018 Patriots’ Ball! Save the date! The 2018 Patriots' Ball to benefit the Concord Museum will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Event committee includes Kelly Benkert, Kim Piculell Coughlin, Michelle McArdle, Pam Nelson, and Sarah Walton, chaired by Aura Bruce. Click here to register online, or call (978) 369-9763, x216.

Patriots’ Day

Make the Concord Museum part of your Patriots’ Day tradition! Each April, Concord is the focal point for visitors from near and far as area minutemen reenact the fateful events of April 19, 1775 and fife and drum corps from all over the nation march down Main Street. After the Patriots’ Day parade, or anytime throughout the Patriots’ Day weekend, visit the Concord Museum’s six history galleries and experience a hands-on orientation to Concord’s remarkable past. Learn more.

Garden Tour

Mark your calendars for the Garden Tour, a benefit organized by the Museum’s Guild of Volunteers, chaired by Lyn Carroll and Patty Flint, featuring outstanding private gardens in the Concord area. The 2018 Garden Tour will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, 2018Learn more here or click here for early online registration.

Golf Tournament

This annual, premier golf tournament supports the Museum’s educational initiatives. The 23rd Annual Tournament, chaired by Kelly Benkert and Carolyn Myers, will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Concord Country Club. Learn more.

Sally Lanagan Lecture

The Lanagan Lecture is a major annual lecture named for Sally Lanagan, a beloved volunteer who was deeply involved with the Museum and had a passion for American art, the decorative arts, and historic preservation. To honor Sally and her memory each year, The Sally Lanagan Fund was established in 2012 by her family, as a tribute to Sally’s years of dedicated service to the Concord Museum. Through this endowed lectureship, the Museum offers each year a presentation by a prominent scholar on a topic that is aligned with her interests. To date, the lecture has been presented by Brock Jobe of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, Ned Cooke of Yale University, Wendy Kaplan of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Elliot Bostwick Davis of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 Dr. Wanda Corn, nationally renowned art historian and scholar of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American art and photography, discussed Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style, the first exhibition to explore the art, image, and personal style of one of America’s most iconic artists.

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature

Concord's renowned literary tradition takes a creative twist during the holiday season when the Concord Museum opens the annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Childrens Literature. A benefit exhibition with related programs, Family Trees fills the Museum’s history galleries and period rooms with trees of all shapes and sizes fancifully dressed for the occasion with charming original ornaments inspired by a dazzling selection of children’s picture books. Family Trees is organized by the Guild of Volunteers, chaired in 2017 by Patty Flint and Pam Nelson. Learn more.

The Fete

Join friends of the Museum for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the opening of Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature. On Friday, December 1, 2017, the Concord Museum Guild of Volunteers Fete co-chairs Kim Picullel Coughlin and Sarah Walton hosted a beautiful night of holiday cheer at this annual event.

Holiday House Tour

Guests are welcomed inside the front doors of gracious private residences to visit the charming ground floor rooms. From Colonial to Victorian to Shingle Style and more, each house will be decorated in a different holiday theme. The Concord Museum welcomes you to spend the day in Concord, a small town with a big history, and enjoy the elegant streets, charming cafés and shops, as well as the many historic homes. The 2017 Holiday House Tour was held on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The Concord Museum's Guild of Volunteers organizes this annual event, chaired in 2017 by Kelly Benkert, Aura Bruce, and Michele McArdle.

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