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Winter Calendar of Special Events

Lower Garden

Visit the Hawthorne Inn of Concord
this winter and enjoy the fresh air of the country and the vibrant air of
culture. We have it all: Hike around Walden Pond,
catch an art exhibit and enjoy fine dining out and an after dinner conversation
by our fireside.




Here are a few events on our
calendar for 2013.




January 12- De Cordova
Sculpture Park
Snowshoe Tour.


Take a guided tour of the Sculpture
Park, the largest in New
England,  after a snowshoe
lesson by a trained Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) instructor. Cost includes
instruction, a tour, and admission to the Sculpture Park
and Museum.




January 27- April 21- PAINT
THINGS: beyond the stretchers


PAINT THINGS navigates the recent direction of contemporary
artists to expand painting beyond the stretcher into sculptural forms. This
group exhibition focuses on the growing spatial and material freedom in
painting as it merges with installation and sculpture. Featured artists include
Claire Ashley, Katie Bell, Sarah Braman, Sarah Cain, Alex Da Corte, Cheryl
Donegan, Franklin Evans, Kate Gilmore, Alex Hubbard, James Hyde, Sean Kennedy,
Wilson Lawrence, Steve Locke, Analia Saban, Allison Schulnik, Jessica
Stockholder, Mika Tajima, and Summer Wheat.




February 10- Romance at the
Old Manse


The Old Manse has seen both
happiness and heartbreak over the centuries. As we celebrate Valentine’s Day,
join us for a special romantic tour to learn about Harriet and Ezra Ripley,
newlyweds Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne, and more – with musical interludes
led by “Nathanial Hawthorne” himself at 1PM and 3PM.


Built in 1770 for patriot
minister William Emerson, The Old Manse, a National Historic Landmark, became
the center of Concord’s
political, literary, and social revolutions over the course of the next




March 7- Brian Donahue at the Concord Museum-
Farm to Lectern Speakers Series – bringing nationally-recognized agrarian
activists to Concord


An environmental historian,
farmer, and collaborator on the
“New England Good Food Vision 2060”, Brian
Donahue is Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies at
Brandeis University. Author of The Great
Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord
and Reclaiming the
Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town
(on the Concord
Reads booklist), he co-founded and for 12 years directed Land’s Sake, a
nonprofit community farm in Weston, Massachusetts. 7:00 p.m. at Concord Museum; free, by reservation,
978-369-9763, ext. 216


April 6, 13-15- Patriot’s
Day Celebrations 2013


Each year thousands of people
flock to historic Lexington and Concord to celebrate Patriot’s Day,
commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War on April 19,
1775. Many events are offered; including Parades, Battle re-enactments, a Ball and Colonial
Life demonstrations.

Patriot’s Day 2012

Four Seasons of Special Events In Concord

Spring/  Patriot’s Day Celebration


On April 19, 1775, Paul Revere sounded an alarm as 800 British Regulars marched upon the village of Concord to steal away cannon and stored arms. At a rude bridge arching the Concord River Colonial Minutemen faced off and fired the “shot heard ’round the world” that began the Revolutionary War. Each year, leading up to the anniversary, Concord once again fills with Patriot, Red Coats and the loud rumble of brass cannon for over a week of festivities, battle re-enactments,  Colonial bivouac, demonstrations, parades and a Patriot’s Ball. This is an exciting time enjoyed by all ages.



Summer/ School of Philosophy Conversational Series


The annual Conversational Series and Teacher Institute takes place in July at Bronson Alcott’s hillside Concord School of Philosophy, located on the grounds of Orchard House. In the summer of 1879 Bronson Alcott (father of Louisa May Alcott) realized a 40 year dream of opening a center for the exchange of philosophical, religious and literary ideas when he built his rustic Hillside Chapel lecture hall, that still draws distinguished presenters from around the world for lyceum-style exploration. The Orchard House, home of the Alcotts, opened as a private museum and interpretive center in July of 1913.



Fall/ Concord Festival of Authors


The preeminent annual literary event in the Boston area is held in Concord each Autumn. For Two weeks in October and November as many as 50 contemporary writers gather for public talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word. The venues vary: breakfast panel discussions, large group readings, lectures and book-signings by many favorite wordsmiths.



Winter/ Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature


Returning to the Concord Museum for the month of December, the exhibition’s focus on children’s literature makes Family Trees unique among the many holiday events in Greater Boston. Featuring the work of more than 60 volunteer decorators from across the area, each tree’s décor is inspired by a different children’s book: classic and contemporary, familiar and little known, novels and chapter books. Each tree serves as a canvas for the artistic creations of a dedicated team of volunteer decorators. Inspired by the storyline, the illustrations, the characters or setting of a particular book, the decorators let their imaginations take flight, much to the delight of visitors of all ages from all over New England.