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concord museumCONCORD, Massachusetts

The Concord Museum houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections of Colonial American artifacts. With objects ranging from Paul Revere’s North Church lantern to Concord-made furnishings and weaponry, it is a great asset to the local community and region. The new building addition will house four new learning spaces, a community meeting hall, new gallery space, compact collections storage, and administrative offices. The learning spaces include a hands-on colonial cooking classroom and a hands-on history gallery, which will bring cultural artifacts out to the classroom.

Phase 2 includes a full renovation to the existing Graham Gund building and 1930’s Little Building. This also includes a new 'Gateway to Concord' gallery, a new 'Orientation Gallery', and the addition of a double-height 'Decorative Arts Gallery.’ Featured within the Little Building is Ralph Waldo Emerson’s complete studio and the possessions of Henry David Thoreau from his time at nearby Walden Pond. This renovated facility, located along the historic Battle Road, will be a vital asset to all visitors and the local community.

Construction is set to begin in early 2017.