Monday, February 18, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Feb. 18 in Concord.
1. Town Offices Closed: Concord's town offices will be closed today for Presidents' Day. Curbside trash and recycling collection will occur as usual. 2. A Visit with Abraham Lincoln: You can celebrate Presidents' Day at 1 p.m. at the Concord Museum, where Steve Wood will deliver a first-person historical interpretation, “A Visit with Abraham Lincoln." 3. Pirate Adventures at Barefoot Books: Little scallywags, ages 2 and older, can don an eyepatch and head to Barefoot Books for great tales on the high seas, followed by a fun craft where kids can decorate their very own treasure chest 4. Like Us on Facebook: For even more information and engagement, like Concord Patch on Facebook. Over there, we'll be asking questions, looking for feedback …
Here are a few fun facts about the February holiday honoring our country's former leaders.
1. I AM YOUR FATHER: George Washington, known as "The Father of Our Country," was the first president of the United States. He played a major role in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, declaring the colonies to be free and independent states. He fought valiantly in the American Revolution and led the Colonists to Freedom as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. 2. GEORGE'S THOUGHT PROCESS: Washington was a methodical man. He gave a great deal of thought to every decision he made. However, once his decision was made he did not waver in his resolve. Valley Forge is a testimonial to that resolve. Valley Forge was a strategic location chosen because it separated the British forces in Philadelphia from the colonist …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
A look ahead to some of the upcoming events and exhibitions at the Concord Museum in February and March.
Carol Hains, the Concord Museum's director of public relations, just sent over this list of upcoming events and exhibitions at the museum in February and March. Take a look:
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Here's a look at some upcoming events at the Concord Museum
There's a lot happening at the Concord Museum in the coming weeks. Take a look at what's on the schedule. February Vacation Week: A Visit with Abraham Lincoln Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 20 The Concord Museum is pleased to once again host Steve Wood and his amazing performance as Abraham Lincoln. Matching Lincoln’s height and beard, Wood bears enough of a resemblance to our 16th president to make heads turn. His first-person historical interpretation, “A Visit with Abraham Lincoln,” includes stories of Lincoln’s early life, his campaign debates, the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and concludes with a stirring reading of the Gettysburg Address. A member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, Steve Wood has performed at …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Town boards are meeting to discuss next year's finances, and it's octopus opposites day at Barefoot Books.
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. The National Weather Service is forecasting a 70-percent chance of showers throughout the day today, and a 30-percent chance of more rain this evening. 2. The Board of Selectmen is meeting with the Finance Committee, Concord School Committee, and the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee tonight at 7 p.m. to begin fiscal year '13 budget planning. 3. Dress up — with your favorite clothes inside out and backwards of course — and join the folks at Barefoot Books for an Octopus Opposites Celebration at 4 p.m. this afternoon. Stay after story time for crafts and games. 4. The Cancer Support Group is meeting at 5:45…