Be Our Guest: Admission Free Evening at the Concord Museum
June 16, 2010
A summer evening is the perfect opportunity to visit the Concord Museum. Visit for the first time or revisit favorite galleries – all free on Wednesday evenings, June 16, July 21 and August 18, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bring family, friends or out of town guests to linger in the Museum’s engaging history galleries and special exhibition of treasured objects passed down through generations, “into your hands…”, take in the quiet eloquence of the “Exploring Concord” film, and enjoy the historic beauty of period rooms filled with Concord antiques. Create your own memories with family-friendly, hands-on activities. For a small town, Concord has a big history. And nowhere is that important heritage captured more dramatically than at the Concord Museum. From the shot heard round the world to the literary revolution of Emerson and Thoreau, the Concord Museum brings Concord’s remarkable story to life through exhibitions that present ideas relevant to today – concepts of liberty, turning beliefs into actions, self-reliance, independent thinking and environmental preservation. With one of the oldest collections of Americana in the country, the Museum is renowned for its national treasures: the famous lantern hung in the steeple on the night of Paul Revere’s ride in 1775, the contents of Henry D. Thoreau’s house at Walden Pond, including the desk on which he wrote “Civil Disobedience” and Walden, and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Study, where he wrote his influential essays and met with other distinguished writers and thinkers during the American literary renaissance. A nationally significant collection of Concord-made clocks, furniture and silver and other decorative arts serve to illustrate three centuries of Concord’s domestic life. Take this opportunity to visit the special exhibition, “into your hands…”, featuring over sixty treasured objects that have been passed down in Concord families and then entrusted to the Concord Museum. Don’t forget a stop in the Museum Shop featuring gifts and books for young and old. The Concord Museum is located in historic Concord, Massachusetts at the intersection of Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike. The Museum is wheelchair accessible and has ample free parking on Cambridge Turnpike.