Concord Museum Forums, February 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

7:00 p.m.  -  8:00 p.m.

The Museum's 8th annual Sally Lanagan Lecture will feature gifted storyteller and bestselling historian H. W. Brands speaking on his new book, The Zealot and the Emancipator, recounting the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln—two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation’s gravest sin. Professor Brands opens his new book with the question "What do moral people do when democracy countenances evil?" Join us for his engaging talk that seems pertinent to our times.

Hosted by the Concord Musuem, click here to register for the program. Books may be purchased below.


Presidents' Day
Monday, February 15, 2021
7:00 p.m.  -  8:00 p.m.

Few national landmarks are better known than George Washington’s Mount Vernon.  Join us for a special Presidents’ Day forum featuring Scott Casper discussing his book Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon which brilliantly recovers the life of Sarah Johnson, who spent more than fifty years at Mount Vernon, in slavery and after emancipation. Through her life and those of her family and friends, Dr. Casper provides not only an intimate picture of Mount Vernon during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries but also a window into a community of people who played an essential part in creating and maintaining the iconic historic site that attracts visitors from around the globe.  The forum will also be an opportunity for the Concord Museum community to welcome Dr. Casper who was recently named the eighth president of the American Antiquarian Society.

Hosted by the Concord Museum in partnership with the American Antiquarian Society and The Robbins House.

Click here to register for the program, books may be purchased below.


The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385544009
Availability: usually available in 5-10 days
Published: Doubleday - October 6th, 2020

Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine Cover Image
ISBN: 9780809084159
Availability: usually available in 5-10 days
Published: Hill and Wang - January 20th, 2009