MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner, Inc.’s spring auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments will offer a broad range of outstanding and affordable technical collectibles for both the beginning and advanced collector. To be held on Friday, April 29 at 10AM in Skinner’s Marlborough gallery, the sale will present over 350 carefully curated lots, many of them drawn from private collections from across the country.
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“By the rude bridge that arched the flood Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard round the world”
When Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote this famous stanza, he was referring specifically to events that occurred at Concord’s North Bridge on April 19, 1775.… Read More
Guest blog post by David Wood, Curator, Concord Museum
I’ve spent a good part of the last year working on the exhibit: The Best Workman in the Shop: Cabinetmaker William Munroe of Concord, and during my research I’ve gained insight into Munroe’s accomplishments as well as his frustrations.
William Munroe’s account books and autobiography give an inside look at the life of an apprentice cabinetmaker in Federal Boston that can be found nowhere else.… Read More
Over the last six months, as part of the Concord Museum’s 125th anniversary exhibition, Crowdsourcing a Collection, local citizens, historians, teachers, artists, public servants, sister institutions, and five voices from Concord’s past have chosen objects from the Museum’s collection that held meaning for them. Their responses are varied, but all are history in the first person.