The Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike, will officially reopen to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and festivities at 10 a.m. Oct. 11.
Festivities will continue all weekend long. Throughout the day on Oct. 12-13, families are invited to look closely at the form and colors of the sculpture in Concord Collects, a new exhibition featuring 20 works of art, and then make their own sculptures. On both days, museum educators will engage visitors in close-looking discussions exploring the extraordinary art and sculpture in Concord Collects. On Saturday, join a conversation about the Tang and Song ceramics from ancient China and on Sunday, examine the vivacity of Childe Hassam’s North Shore. The celebratory weekend culminates on Oct. 14 with free admission to the Museum on Indigenous People’s Day, which is supported by Middlesex Savings Bank. Visitors are invited to experience the new People of Musketaquid gallery and learn about Concord’s rich native history.
In the reopening of the newly renovated Museum, guests will also experience a new entranceway and Gateway to Concord with a vibrant new media presentation and information about other destinations in Concord. For the first time, the public will see a new introductory gallery, “Concord: At the Center of Revolution,” which features 12 artifacts that introduce the themes of Concord’s rich history.
All grand opening events are free with Museum admission. Members visit free. Starting on Oct. 11, the Museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information http://concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763, ext. 216.