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EXHIBIT OPENING: "This Garden Spot of Concord, Mass.": Farming at Nine Acre Corner
Coming to the Concord Free Public Library Gallery, October 5th to December 31st, 2012.
The public is warmly invited to attend the opening on October 5th from 6:30-8:00 in the lobby of the Concord Free Public Library. Light refreshments will be served.
Our speaker will be Kristin (Anderson) Emerson. In her talk, Over the River and Through the Woods, Kristin will reminisce about her grandmother, Esther Wheeler Anderson, and life on the Wheeler family farm at Nine Acre Corner.
The exhibit features images, documents, manuscript materials, maps, aerial photographs & ephemera from William Munroe Special Collections at the Concord Free Public Library. Also included are farm implements from the collection of John Kanis, fourth generation working farmer and owner of Frank’s Family Farm in Lancaster, Massachusetts.
This exhibit is offered in collaboration with The Greatest Source of Wealth: Agriculture in Concord at the Concord Museum, October 12th, 2012-March 17th, 2013.
More About Concord Free Public Library
The stately brick building at the juncture of Main Street and Sudbury Road in the center of Concord, is the Concord Free Public Library. There's a statue of Ralph Waldo Emerson sculpted by Daniel Chester French -- the same artist who crafted the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The main library contains a valuable Special Collections department in the climate-controlled basement with many documents related to transcendentalism and the American Revolution.