Discover Concord Fall 2022 Issue

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Veleno ankh-backed guitar

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Load up the kids, a blanket, and some snacks and head over to Outdoor Movie Night at the basketball courts at Hunt (90 Stow Street) on September 16 to see Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. concordrec. com/1373/outdoor-movie-night

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Don’t miss West Concord Porchfest on September 24, from 1 – 5 pm. Stroll the streets and listen to more than two dozen live acts while enjoying treats from local food vendors. A lovely way to spend an afternoon. (Rain date September 25) visitconcord.org/event/porchfest

Courtesy of the Concord Museum

Courtesy of Minuteman Guitars & the Boutique Guitar Showcase

Things to See & Do in Concord this Fall

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Minuteman Guitars presents the New England premier of the internationally acclaimed Boutique Guitar Showcase. Don’t miss this unique collection of 50 world-class guitars handmade by luthier artisans from around the globe. The show is free and everyone who preregisters will receive a free guitar pin at the show, so sign up today! Don’t miss this opportunity to view, play, or purchase one of these handcrafted instruments! September 4, from 10 – 6 pm, at The Umbrella Arts Center. theumbrellaarts.org/guitars

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Concord Ag Day is always a highlight of autumn. This annual festival celebrates Concord’s farming community with stands from more than a dozen farmers and local organizations, great food, and events for the kids. September 10. concordagday.com

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Workshops with The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm. Sharpen your pencils and develop your skills this fall with several in-person workshops at Thoreau Farm. Each workshop provides an opportunity to learn, craft, and consider the role of storytelling in creating change—personal and global. September 10 – 22. Visit thoreaufarm.org/ the-write-connection for dates, times, and more information. 10

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On September 28, Concord Museum will present Monument Man: The Life & Art of Daniel Chester French. Harold Holzer, one of the leading historians of Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era, explores the long life and dramatic artistic career of pre-eminent American sculptor Daniel Chester French, whose statue for the Lincoln Memorial is arguably the nation’s most iconic statue. concordmuseum.org

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Visit Concord Museum and explore their new exhibition, The Lincoln Memorial Illustrated. This year marks the centennial of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial and this fascinating exhibition explores the planning and construction of the Lincoln Memorial through illustrations, sculpture, archival materials, and ephemera. It also traces its role as a symbolic site in illustrations, political cartoons, and popular

Istvan Banyai Set in Stone, 2008 illustration for Set in Stone: Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Memory by Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker, October 13, 2008.

culture. The exhibition features works by numerous artists from the past century, including Norman Rockwell, Daniel Chester French, Henry Bacon, Tony Bennett, Istvan Banyai, and others. September 30 – February 26. concordmuseum.org/events/thelincoln-memorial-illustrated

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It’s time for cider donuts and pumpkin picking! See our article on p. 64 for a list of more than two dozen places to sip delicious apple cider, grab a donut, and pick the perfect pumpkin.

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Join a special walk with the Thoreau Sauntering Society. Slow down. Be present. Look closely. Saunter with leading naturalists and learn directly from nature as you observe and reflect. Or saunter alongside historians in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau and study the layers