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. An afternoon tea organized by the Guild of Volunteers follows the lecture.

Patriots' Ball

The 2018 Patriots' Ball to benefit the Concord Museum was held on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The event committee included Kelly Benkert, Kim Piculell Coughlin, Michelle McArdle, Pam Nelson, Sarah Walton, and K.C. Winslow, chaired by Aura Bruce. Please check out photos from the event here.
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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 was held on Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, 2018Learn more here.

Golf Tournament

This annual, premier golf tournament supports the Museum’s educational initiatives. The 23rd Annual Tournament, chaired by Kelly Benkert and Carolyn Myers, was 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, Elliot Bostwick Davis of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and nationally renowned art historian and scholar Dr. Wanda Corn.

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 new Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Center with trees and wreaths 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 2018 by Patty Flint and Pam Nelson. Learn more.

The Fête

Join friends of the Museum for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at our annual event celebrating the opening of Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature. On Friday, November 30, 2018, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., the Concord Museum Guild of Volunteers Fete co-chairs will host a beautiful night of holiday cheer! Purchase your tickets here.


Holiday House Tour

Organized by the Concord Museum Guild of Volunteers, the 2018 Holiday House Tour is chaired by Leah Butler and Lisanne Wheeler, and will be held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018.
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. Learn more.