Revealing the little known African American history of Concord MA and its regional and national importance. Built for the family of a black Revolutionary War veteran.

RobbinsHouse

VISIT THE ROBBINS HOUSE

Our site is a 544 sq. ft. historic early 19th century house formerly inhabited by the first generation of descendants of formerly enslaved African American Revolutionary War veteran Caesar Robbins, and by fugitive slave Jack Garrison.
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LEARN THE HISTORY

The stories of the occupants of The Robbins House reveal the ways in which this first generation of free Concord African Americans pursued independence and contributed to the antislavery movement
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TAKE A WALKING TOUR

We created a map of African American and antislavery history in Concord, MA.

Download the map and take a walking tour of the African American and Antislavery history sites in Concord.

News and Events
“Such A Dusky Orb”: African American Presence And The Landscapes Of Concord

“Such a dusky orb”: African American Presence and the Landscapes of Concord

July 19th 7:00 pm – Concord Museum. Join Robbins House Advisor Dr. Lois Brown at the Concord Museum for a talk about the African American presence on and beyond the land of Concord.

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Freedom For All?

Freedom for All?

“What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Monday, July 4th, The Robbins House Come be a part of…

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AAM 2016 Annual Meeting

AAM 2016 Annual Meeting

American Alliance of Museums (AAM) 2016 Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo Thursday, May 26th – Sunday, May 29th The IMLS conference…

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Robbins House board members attend IMLS AAHC Conference

IMLS Convening for Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) Wednesday, May 25th, Washington DC Our exciting IMLS…

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Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasures Weekend

Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasures Weekend

May 22nd, The Robbins House – Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasures Weekend

Meet Ellen Garrison (1823-c.1890), Concord’s Civil Rights activist. Ellen Garrison was born in Concord’s Robbins House the year it was built, 1823.

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