ENJOY THE BEST ONLINE COLLECTION OF ARTICLES AND SHORT FILMS PROFILING HISTORIC CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS.
WALKING WITH THE WRITERS OF CONCORD Yankee Magazine “Four friends who walked in Concord’s pleasant ways / Long years ago. They dwelt and worked apart, / But now the world has crowned them with its bays, / And holds them close forever to its heart,” wrote poet John Clair Minot in praise of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne
A TOWN OF MINUTEMEN AND LITERARY LIONS The New York Times (pages 1-3 relevant) “[The Concord Minuteman] saw smoke rising from Concord’s center. Mistakenly believing their homes to be on fire (the smoke came from cannon carriages and munitions the British were burning), the minutemen led a march toward the bridge.”
CONCORD’S BOUTIQUES, Boston Magazine. Maggie Taylor, Viola and Nicole Marie set Historic Concord apart with sophisticated fashions and accessories.
Profile of Nesting on Main offers an intimate view of one of Concord’s Main Street treasures.
SOUTH BRIDGE BOAT HOUSE IS A DESTINATION, The Concord Journal “It’s the Concord, Sudbury and Assabet rivers’ historic shores and calm waters that lure in the boathouse’s many visitors”
LISTENING FOR THE SCRATCH OF A PEN New York Times. “The cradle of America’s literary homes must be Concord, Mass., New England’s white-steepled Bloomsbury near Walden Pond.”
CONCORD, FROM THE BRINK OF REVOLUTION TO NOW New England Condominium Magazine. “The Concord Free Public Library stands at the end of Main Street’s row of cafes and boutiques. The shops on Main Street and Walden Street are everything you could hope for in a classic and historic town.”
NEW ENGLAND: TRUE NORTHEAST MONUMENT The New York Times. “Just across the North Bridge he stands, midstride on a rough granite pedestal, Daniel Chester French’s notion of a warring colonial farmer.”
Enjoy a well crafted short film of Concord, MA from a dog lovers perspective. This film, narrated by the Innkeepers at Concord’s Hawthorne Inn, introduces you to the main streets, back roads and historical landmarks of Concord, Massachusetts.
A TOWN THAT HAS A WAY WITH WORDS, The New York Times “The literary stars of the past were Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Alcott. Today’s include Doris Kearns Goodwin, Gregory Maguire, Alan Lightman and Robert Coles”…”The town’s history, literary tradition and beauty attract both writers and travelers who read their books”.
HOME AT THE HAWTHORNE INN, CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS Yankee Magazine“For some 30 years, they’ve made the Hawthorne Inn in Concord, Massachusetts, home to their family of five and more than 100,000 travelers”.
CONCORD HAS BECOME AU SO COURANT The Boston Globe
“Concord’s fashion revolution began two years ago, Price said, and Nicole Marie, which opened this month, is the fourth boutique with more au courant styles to slip into town.”
JOURNEYS; 36 HOURS CONCORD, MASS. The New York Times
“While downtown Concord has historic houses, funky West Concord is an eclectic tie-dye village with fabulous bakeries, a brewery, a five-and-dime straight out of the 1950′s and a famous pottery store”
ANTIQUE SHOP SMORGASBORD THRIVES IN TOWN The Concord Journal “…it seems perfectly fitting that the birthplace of the American Revolution has become a destination for shoppers seeking first edition books, antique Wedgwood china and trinkets reminiscent of earlier days.”
WHERE ‘LITTLE WOMEN’ GREW UP The New York Times. “In our minds, most of us have long inhabited Orchard House, identifying with one sister or another…”
ART AND SOUL The Boston Globe
Beyond the literary and revolutionary war sites lies a world of shops and cafes
REDCOATS, MINUTEMEN REMEMBER BRIDGE BATTLE The Concord Journal “…about one quarter of each militia company was trained to be the first responders if fighting broke out. This subgroup was called the minutemen — they had to be ready within a minute’s notice.”
CONCORD BY CANOE, HOW THOREAU SAW IT The New York Times “Rivers must have been the guides which conducted the footsteps of the first travellers,” wrote Henry David Thoreau in 1839. “They are the constant lure, when they flow by our doors, to distant enterprise and adventure.”
CONCORD’S LITERARY LARGESSE Time Magazine, Inc. “The houses of Concord reveal a lot about the men and women who made the town famous, but it is the great outdoors that provided much of their inspiration.”
IT’S NOT REVOLUTIONARY, JUST A SELDOM-SEEN SIDE OF CONCORD’S HISTORY The Boston Globe
“…Concord has several businesses that have continued for generations in the same family. For instance, Vanderhoof Hardware has been in the same location since 1904, and Scott Vanderhoof is the fourth-generation proprietor”.
CREATIVE VIBES – BUILDINGS WITH RICH HISTORIES DRAW ARTISTS TO WEST CONCORD The Boston Globe “There are painters, sculptors, and silversmiths, all with studios clustered along the back streets of West Concord village. They create fine textiles, bracelets, bronze door knockers, human figures, and landscapes.”
Battle Road Video, Patriot’s Day, Concord
GREAT MINDS LIVE ALIKE The New York Times. “If any pilgrims to the 19th-century literary shrines of Concord, Mass., should unluckily find that they only have time to visit a single hallowed site, I’d recommend the lonely old house by the Concord River, the Old Manse.” **note – the Willow Pond Restaurant no longer exists but happily Thoreau’s Birthplace in process of a thorough restoration.
ANDERSONS BRING BACK FAMILY FARE TO MAIN STREET
The Boston Globe “They encourage an ”Old World atmosphere” by discouraging the use of cellphones and laptops.”
REVOLUTIONARY MIX: CONCORD OFFERS HISTORY, SITES, SOUNDS, VICTUALS- -AND WATER RIDES The Boston Globe “Concord is an ideal destination for visitors unfamiliar with New England, a sort of local crash course to help them gain a quick appreciation for the area”.
RUNNING AWAY: CONCORD, MA The Running Times
“Weaving through fields, wetlands and woods, the Battle Road features a collection of restored colonial homes and old foundations. You may even run past some folks (park rangers, usually) dressed in period clothing”.
SOAKING UP HISTORY ON BICYCLES BUILT FOR TOUR: Teacher combines passions, offering her insights along a Concord ride. The Boston Globe “I realized then that it was a perfect way to get to know a region and its landmarks.”
SCHOOL EMBRACED NEW IDEAS, LIFELONG LEARNING The Boston Globe “Bronson Alcott was the founder of the Concord School of Philosophy, a private summer academy for adults that drew people from around the country to its lectures and freewheeling exchange of ideas.”
CONCORD LIFE GOES ONLINE The Concord Journal
“Geared toward baby-boomers, empty nesters, or anyone with a love of history, Flavin, raised in Sudbury, goes beyond the typical famous hot spots in Concord, such as Minuteman National Historical Park, to capture moments that are sometimes lost in the daily hustle around town”.
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