April 20, 2021
RETROSPECTIVE: CONCORD'S OLD NORTH BRIDGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
In honor of Patriots' Day, join Anke Voss, Curator of the William Munroe Special Collections at the Concord Free Public Library, for an overview of the town's special collections. Through photos and documents, she will highlight events in Concord in 1875 that marked the centennial of the fight at the Old North Bridge. This was a high point in Concord's ceremonial life. Unveiled for the centennial celebration on April 19, 1875, the Minuteman Statue by sculptor Daniel Chester French has stood guard over the site ever since. The celebration included a dinner under a tent for over 4,000 people. Despite considerable planning, Concord was unprepared for an influx of 50,000 people who turned out on that day!
Please call beginning Thursday, April 1st to register for your Zoom invitation to this fascinating and timely talk! 978 318 3020