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Historic homes in Concord: Living museums to visit

October 11, 2023 3:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Historic homes in Concord: Living museums to visit

Minute Man National Historical Park has one of the largest collection of historical homes in the National Park system.Concord house museums are living history centers that teach through the collection, preservation, and dynamic interpretation of history and culture. Here’s your guide to exploring Concord’s national heritage sites. Distances noted are from Concord Visitor Center, 58 Main St., Concord. Orchard House...


Historic homes in Concord: living history sites to visit

October 11, 2023 3:28 pm Published by Comments Off on Historic homes in Concord: living history sites to visit

Minute Man National Historical Park has one of the largest collection of historical homes in the National Park system. Concord house museums are living history centers that teach through the collection, preservation, and dynamic interpretation of history and culture. Distances noted below are from Concord Visitor Center, 58 Main St., Concord. Here is your guide to exploring Concord’s national heritage...


Concord Festival of Authors Explores the Art of Storytelling

October 3, 2023 11:57 am Published by Comments Off on Concord Festival of Authors Explores the Art of Storytelling

  The 31st annual Concord Festival of Authors (CFA) celebrates the written and spoken word with top-notch literary events throughout town on October 20 –30. Managed by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library (CFPL), this year’s CFA also honors the library’s 150th anniversary as a community home for readers of all ages. The 2023 CFA kicks off with keynote speaker Jennifer...


Mark Your Calendars for May 20—Spring into West Concord Festival

May 1, 2023 7:25 pm Published by Comments Off on Mark Your Calendars for May 20—Spring into West Concord Festival

By Chris Randall, Correspondent West Concord is holding its fourth annual Spring into West Concord festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. This family-friendly event features sidewalk activities, the immensely popular Green Thumbs plant sale, a scavenger hunt, a raffle, and cake and ice cream! Plus, the much-anticipated Bruce Freeman Rail Trail mural will be unveiled...


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Meet the tour guide! Bonnie Beaudet

March 20, 2023 11:44 am Published by Comments Off on Meet the tour guide! Bonnie Beaudet

It’s not easy being a tour guide especially in Concord. The first bar to cross is the licensing, which requires an eight-week training on interpreting town history as well as techniques for providing an engaging visitor experience. Tours go on rain or shine, extreme weather events excluded, so tour guides need to be ready for whatever mother nature throws at...


Sleepy Hollow Cemetery among the ‘World’s Greatest Cemeteries’

February 28, 2023 7:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Sleepy Hollow Cemetery among the ‘World’s Greatest Cemeteries’

Some might call them tombstone tourists, grave hunters or even taphophiles. That’s someone who has a passion for cemeteries and all things related: epitaphs, gravestone rubbing, photography, art, and famous deaths. Filmmaker Roberto Mighty may fall into this category of cemetery appreciator, as cemeteries have become a passion of his life For this multi-faceted television producer and multimedia artist, it...


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January 1773…A Plea for Freedom  

February 2, 2023 9:25 am Published by Comments Off on January 1773…A Plea for Freedom  

By Joe Palumbo In April of 2025, we will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the events that took place in Lexington and Concord in 1775. As we approach that anniversary there are several milestone events that took place in the years leading up to 1775 that are certainly worth noting and reflecting on.   Just 250 years ago last...


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Indecent – or not? Behind the play within a play

January 25, 2023 2:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Indecent – or not? Behind the play within a play

in·de·cent /ˌinˈdēs(ə)nt/ adjective not conforming with generally accepted standards of behavior or propriety; obscene.“the film was grossly indecent” not appropriate or fitting.“they leaped on the suggestion with indecent haste.” Why would a play be called “Indecent?” Indecent, by Paula Vogel, is Concord Player’s newest offering, February 10, 11, 17, 18, 19 (matinee), 24 and 25, and directed by Shira Helena Gitlin, Gitlin first...


Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Concord

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Concord

January 10, 2023 12:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Concord

By Joe Palumbo Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, from his Autobiography: When I went to Morehouse as a freshman in 1944, my concern for racial and economic justice was already substantial. During my student days, I read Henry David Thoreau’s essay “On Civil Disobedience” for the first time. Here, in this courageous New Englander’s refusal to pay his taxes and...


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A Walk in The Past: Remembering… and not Remembering

December 22, 2022 9:53 am Published by Comments Off on A Walk in The Past: Remembering… and not Remembering

The arrival of winter these days doesn’t always mean a dump of snow. But the temperatures and the trees and the sunlight for sure let us know we have reached this reflective point in the passage of our seasons. A walk in nature can often be a great tonic for the mind and body and to me, the best ones...