Visit The Robbins House

June, July & August: 11-4
(Closed Tuesdays)
September, October: 11-4
(Open Fri-Sun + Columbus Day)

320 Monument Street
Concord MA
(Located opposite the Old North Bridge)

(978) 254-1745
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Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasures Program — Patriots, Prejudice, and Protest: The Hidden Stories of Concord’s Early African Americans

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Joe Zellner, of Bedford, portraying Peter Robbins, walks out from the Robbins House in Concord to greet his audience Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Students from Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School went to the house to learn about the families who lived there and Concord's African American history. [Wicked Local Staff Photo/Ann Ringwood]

Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasures Program — Patriots, Prejudice, and Protest: The Hidden Stories of Concord’s Early African Americans

On Brister’s Hill with The Walden Woods Project
Sat. May 19 • 1:00–2:15 PM • Brister’s Hill
Meet at Hapgood Wright Town Forest Parking Lot
Our program will begin at Brister’s Hill, named after Brister Freeman, a formerly enslaved man who was the second person of African descent to own land in Concord. Peter Robbins, whose father Caesar Robbins went with Brister Freeman as a soldier to Bennington in the summer of 1776, will recount the lives of Patriots of Color. Both Brister Freeman and Caesar Robbins gained their freedom at the time of the Revolutionary war and began lives as free men in Concord. See the ditch fence Brister Freeman dug around his property almost 200 years ago.

Register at education@walden.org.

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Date:
May 19
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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