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Creative Lives, Artistic Passion: Women of the Old Manse

What does it mean to "have it all?" Through the lives of five women who lived at the Old Manse between 1775 and 1905, we will learn how their desire to manage both a households and intellectual and artistic pursuits set them apart from other women of their time. Mary Moody Emerson witnessed the beginnings of the American Revolution from the Old Manse, and her nephew and protegee, Ralph Waldo Emerson, would start a revolution in literature in the 1830s. Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley was an accomplished scholar and botanist, who prepared students for Harvard. Sophia Hawthorne and Theodora Thayer were both noted artists, and Phebe Ripley an accomplished piano teacher. Through each of their lives, we will see where they took risks to pursue their artistic or intellectual passions, the personal reward, and sometimes disastrous personal consequences they faced. Their lives remind us that each of us that we can make our lives rewarding and meaningful based on the choices that we make.

When: May 29, 2020 12am in Concord, MA
Cost: Member Adult: FREE; Member Child: FREE; Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: $5; Students/Seniors $9

New L5 = 2019 L6, Thoreau Club: Boys 18 *See Notes Below*

When: May 29, 2020 12am to May 31, 2020 12am in Concord, MA

Home of Two Revolutions

Meet the minister who sparked a revolution, his grandson that inspired the transcendental movement, and artists, musicians, and scientists who all called the Old Manse home during this house tour. From the American Revolution of 1775 through the literary revolution of the mid-19th century, you'll discover why the Old Manse is home is home to revolutions in both thought and deed that helped to define the American nation. Tours offered on the hour; first tour begins at 11am ; last tour begins at 4PM.

**Please note that we serve a very high volume of school groups in May and June. We accept group reservations at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM. If you are planning a visit, consider avoiding these times or calling ahead, 978.369.3909.

When: May 29, 2020 11am in Concord, MA
Cost: Member Adult: FREE; Member Child: FREE; Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: $5; Special: $9

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About Concord, MA
The town of Concord was founded in 1635 and is located in Middlesex County. Concord is know as the place where the revolutionary war began at the "Battle of Lexington and Concord".