In celebration of Concord’s Birthday and the Opening of the Concord Museum’s new permanent galleries
to a week of Activities, Forums, Gallery Talks, Walking Tours, Panel Discussions, Family Activities and the opportunity to Explore ALL of the 16 new galleries.
September 6 – September 12
Concord farmers, from those who abandoned their plows to fire the first shots against the British Regulars to those still farming in Concord today, live a life that is not for the faint of heart. Join us for a panel discussion on both the history of agriculture in Concord and the future of today’s working farms and the challenges they face.
Before the panel discussion, visit the Lisa H. Foote History Learning Center to see select objects from the Museum’s collection related to farming in Concord and visit the new exhibition Thomas Dugan: Yeoman of Concord.
Image: Horse-drawn plow, photograph, early 20th century. Concord Museum collection B352-9.
Join the current president of the American Historical Association and Concord resident, Jaqueline Jones, in a wide-ranging conversation about three of her many prize-winning books including: A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America; Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family from Slavery to the Present; and Soldiers of Light and Love: Northern Teachers and Georgia Blacks, 1865-1873.
This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.