April 19, 1775 was a pivotal day in the founding of our nation as it marked the first armed engagements between the British Regulars and the Colonial “Minutemen” on Lexington Green, the Old North Bridge in Concord, and other locations between there and Boston. This was indeed the beginning of the Revolutionary War, and the first step in the birth of our new nation.
The Concord Museum has recently completed a $1.2 million permanent exhibition that brings to life this conflict in engaging, emotional ways through powerful animation, artifacts, recordings, and story-telling.
Importantly, those stories are not just about Concord but are equally about the surrounding towns from which the Provincials converged to the battle sites.
The Concord Museum will be offering a free virtual tour and program on Tuesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. as well as two separate in-person nights on April 7 and April 14, 5:00-8:00 p.m. For the in-person nights, they have divided them into “east” and “west” groupings, but anyone is free to attend either session—both of which will involve timed ticketing and full COVID protocols.
Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section and Antiques Road Show expert, will give a presentation via Zoom. Ken will discuss the value of old and rare books, followed by a Q&A from participants.
Our new gift shop is coming together nicely and new merchandise is coming in every day! We hope to be open to the public soon, but in the meantime check our online store here.
While we are still closed to visitors, we can ship or leave any order out for a scheduled pick up. With the holidays coming up, this is a great way to find some unique gifts and support the SHS at the same time!
The SHS annual appeal funds a variety of expenses, including collections management, staff training and salaries, program expenses and exhibit design.
Previous annual appeal donations have helped shape the design and creation of "soon to open" Sudbury History Center & Museum Galleries and Gift Shop!
Additionally, during these unprecedented times, we are creating programming alternatives that can bring the history of Sudbury directly into your homes. With your support, we can impact our community in a lasting way.
Please join us by making your tax-deductible gift on our online donation page located here or by sending a check to the Sudbury Historical Society; 288 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury, MA 01776.
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Keep an eye out for the Sudbury History Center Grand Opening in 2021!
Thank you to our
Israel Loring BenefactorsAtrium Innovations Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Boston Design Guide Cavicchio Greenhouses Inc. The Coulter/Weeks Charitable Foundation Merrill Lynch, The Keeney Group The Sudbury Foundation
Josiah Haynes PatronsN.B. Taylor & Co. Salem Five
John Goodnow SponsorsA Blade of Grass Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Berkshire Hathaway/Stephan Real Estate
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