Apples have been the center of the New England Harvest since the British first brought the cuttings across the Atlantic in the 17th century and the Concord Museum is commemorating this with “A Celebrate the Apple Day” on September 7th. This free community day will be held in the Courtyard of the Rasmussen Education Center and in the Franklin Lyceum, from 10am to 4pm and will include hands-on programming pressing cider and baking pie from a variety of locally-grown apples. Throughout the day, visitors can contribute to the community art mural, which asks: what can you add to our apple orchard?
On September 5th at 4:00 pm and in conjunction with the launch of their new- award winning book, Monument Maker join author Linda Booth Sweeney and illustrator Shawn Fields in a family program about the life and art of Concord sculptor Daniel Chester French. Learn how a young Dan French finds passion and talent for making sculptures. This family-oriented talk includes discussions with the audience, close-looking activities, and at the end of the program participants sculpt their own masterpiece!
September also includes Concord Museum Forums, a walking tour, and a film screening. Middlebury College professor Will Nash will present The Scrapbooks of Helen Thoreau and talk what can be learned about Helen Thoreau in chronicling events of the 1840’s on Thursday, September 12, 7:00pm. On Thursday, September 19, 7:00 pm author Jay Stiefel, historian of Colonial Philadelphia society and its material culture, will introduce the life and work of English emigrant jointer John Head (1688-1754) in his new book, The Cabinetmakers Account. The culmination of 20 years of research, Jay’s new volume serves as an essential reference work for 18th century Philadelphia.
On Saturday, September 21st at 11:00am visitors will follow in Paul Revere’s footsteps in a “Along Battle Road Walking Tour” to retrace the journey he took on horseback the night of April 18, 1775 to warn the colonists about the approach of the British regulars. First person interpreters playing Concord residents and eyewitnesses to the events, will add a deeper level of meaning to that fateful night.
The Concord Museum and the old Manse welcome you to a free screening of Nature: A Walking Play (TigerLion Arts) on Wednesday, September 25 which tells the story of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau’s friendship. Following the screening at the Franklin Lyceum, the audience will have the opportunity to speak with members of the cast.
Please note: The Concord Museum’s Franklin Lyceum will be open throughout September for all these programs. In preparation for the New Concord Museum Experience the galleries will continue to be closed and will reopen to the public on October 11, 2019, 7 days a week, 10:00am to 4:00pm.
To purchase tickets and for more detailed information go to www.concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763 ext. 216.
Category: Community Events