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Crowdsourcing a Collection: A new exhibition at the Concord Museum

CONCORD, MA.- Few communities in New England are older than Concord, Massachusetts. Fewer still can boast a more distinguished history, and there may be no other community whose history—the everyday and the nationally important—is better represented by a collection of artifacts. In honor of the 125th anniversary of the Concord Museum, the special exhibition, Crowdsourcing a Collection, offers new and unexpected perspectives on this remarkable collection. Thirty individuals who make up the Museum’s diverse community and ten sister institutions have been invited to serve as Guest Curators for Crowdsourcing a Collection. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is the Honorary Curator. Each Guest Curator has selected an object that has personal meaning from the Museum’s collection and has explained the significance in writing or video. Guest Curators include historians Nathaniel Philbrick