Tours of Thoreau Farm, the birthplace of Henry David Thoreau
Stand Up for Ellen: Celebrating the 200th Birthday of Concord’s Native Daughter, Ellen Garrison, Friday, April 14th, 6-8 pm, Holy Family Church and Concord Townhouse, 12 Monument Square, Concord.
For the first time in 200 years, on April 14, 2023 Concord will publicly honor and celebrate the birth of one of its most inspirational African–American daughters, Ellen Garrison with a a town wide celebration will be held in downtown Concord to commemorate the life and legacy of civil rights activist, Ellen Garrison. The celebration will be a free, family friendly program of music, words and poetry honoring Ellen’s life, held at the Holy Family/Unitarian Universalist Church, with a reception to follow at the Town House. Featured performers will include the Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Youth Choir and Drumline. This celebration helps honor the history of lived African-American experience in Concord and the role that Ellen played in securing freedom for all people in Concord and beyond.