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Although the city of Concord is a small town, they offer visitors a rich history that has been captured and recorded at the Concord Museum. The Concord Museum is a great place to begin when you travel with your New England car rental to discover this picturesque community. The Museum's collections span Native American, Colonial and 19th - century life and serve as a visual classroom. Other engaging activities include historical detective work, problem solving, role playing, tactile learning and critical thinking. Travel with your New England car rental to 200 Lexington Road, Concord, Massachusetts with your New England car rental to discover the Concord Museum today!
A little history
Founded in 1886, the museum's collections started around 1850. Few collections of early Americana are as old or well - documented. Its most notable items and collections include:1.The "one if by land, and two if by sea" lantern, said to be hung in the Old North Church in 1775, and immortalized in the poem "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 2.American Revolution artifacts including powder horns, muskets, cannonballs, and fifes 3.A recreation of Ralph Waldo Emerson's study, including his books and furnishings, arranged as at his death in 1882. 4.The world's largest collection of Thoreau possessions (over 250 objects), including the bed, desk, and chair from his cabin at Walden Pond. The museum's collection of 17th, 18th, and 19th - century decorative arts includes furniture, clocks, looking glasses, textiles, ceramics, and metal ware. Most displayed objects are arranged in the following period settings: 5.Early 18th Century Chamber - a principal room circa 1720 in the house of a prominent Concord citizen. 6.Mid 18th Century Chamber - with tea table and ceramics, silver, etc., as well as period furnishings including high chest, dressing table, and desk. 7.Early 19th Century Chamber - typical period furnishings. 8.19th Century Parlor, Set for Dining - a dining room furnished to Neoclassical style. Other museum collections include Native American stone tools, Puritan household goods, lyceum and cattle show posters, clocks and other machinery manufactured in Concord, and works by sculptor Daniel Chester French.
When you visit the Concord Museum's with your New England car rental you will find that it has an outstanding Americana collection that has been recognized for its national significance by curators, historians, educators and visitors for more than a century. The Concord Museum welcomes students, their teachers and homeschoolers for curriculum-based learning experiences that connect artifacts with people, places and ideas. The Concord Museum displays these treasures in self-touring history galleries, period room settings and decorative arts galleries. Special exhibitions explore topics as rich and varied as clock making, tea drinking, toys and memories, the Concord grape, and maps of early America.
Learning at any age
Whether it is learning about the roots of American democracy, the consequences of individual choice, the beauty of the landscape, or the intricacies of fine craftsmanship, the Concord Museum brings history into the lives of learners of all ages. The Concord Museum offers distinctive interactive school programs, intriguing tours for adult learners, innovative public programs and a year-round calendar of special events. Make sure you check ahead to see their schedule to find something that may interest you.
Before you go?
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students (with valid ID) and $5 for children 6 to 17 years of age. For more information when you travel with your New England car rental to the Concord Museum check out their official website at http://www.concordmuseum.org/ or call 978 369 9763.
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