Events To Attend This November

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Events, events, events all this November! Come on down to the Merrimack Valley for some super fun events that are really fun and cool events for the whole family. Learn and be entertained with these events perfect for mom and dad, and even the kids! 

Black Women in Science: Ecology at a Glance

Address: Discovery Museum at 177 Main Street, Acton, 01720

Date: November 12, 2022 

Time: 1:00 PM

Join us for an exciting new program series that honors the contributions of Black women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. In this program, meet Ellice Patterson and learn about her ecology work, both on land and at sea. From 1:00 to 1:30pm, hear Ellice share her personal journey as a young Black woman in science. Then, try some hands-on activities inspired by different areas of Ellice’s work studying both spiders and their webs, and the effects of nutrient run-off on ecosystems.

This program series was created in combination with Ellice Patterson, Biologist and Founder/Artistic and Executive Director of Abilities Dance Boston, and a Discovery Museum Science & Engineering Communication Fellow.

African-American History of Concord Walking Tour

Date: November 12, 2022

Address: Visitor Center at 58 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742

Time: 11:00 AM

Price: FREE

Learn about Concord’s African-American history on this 90 minute walking tour (about 2 miles). The tour will visit sites highlighting Concord’s history around enslavement, the first generation of self-emancipated African-Americans and the growth of Abolitionism. 

Guests will visit sites that tell the story of John Jack, Brister Freeman and Concord’s heroic native son Pvt. George Washington Dugan who served in one of the first African American regiments of the Civil War. Guests will learn about how families like the Robbins, Garrisons and Hutchinsons strived to support themselves on the land and in the town and worked to shape their own destinies as free men and women. The tour departs from the Visitor Center at 58 Main Street.

This is a recurring event so please visit our events page for more dates and times. 

Register here.

Indigenous People of Concord Walking Tour

Date: November 13, 2022

Address: Concord, MA – full details included upon registration for the event.

Time: 2:00 PM

This 75 minute tour looks at the over 10,000 year history of native people in Concord (Musketaquid). Starting with the mighty Mill Brook, meander down Main Street and up to the Calf Pasture on Lowell Road examining how native people lived by the three rivers of Concord (Musketaquid) and what happened when two cultures collided after European fur traders came and then English settlers in 1635.

Not able to make it to this particular date and time? This tour is recurring, please see our events page for more information. 

Register here.

Gallery Tour: Rosamond Purcell: Nature Stands Aside

Date: November 17, 2022

Address: 2 N. Main St, Andover, MA 01810

Time: 2:00 PM

Price: FREE

Join Curator Gordon Wilkins for a walk-through and discussion of the exhibition. This event, organized with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library, is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

Register here. 

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