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Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature Cambridge Turnpike at Lexington Road
Concord, MA
December 4 - January 2, 2017
Recurring daily
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The Concord Museum is pleased to announce that renowned children's book illustrator Jerry Pinkney will serve as this year's Honorary Chair of the exhibition. Mr. Pinkney has illustrated over 100 titles since beginning his career in 1964 and is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal and five Caldecott Honors for children's literature. 


A love of books and reading is a lifelong treasure passed from adult to child, from generation to generation. Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature at the Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts gives Concord’s renowned literary tradition a creative twist.  During the holiday season, the Museum’s galleries are filled with more than 30 fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites.

The exhibition’s focus on children’s literature makes Family Trees unique among the many holiday events in Greater Boston. Each tree serves as a canvas for the artistic creations of a dedicated team of volunteer decorators. Inspired by the storyline, the illustrations, the characters or setting of a particular book, the decorators let their imaginations take flight, much to the delight of visitors of all ages from all over New England. 

Most of the books featured in this year's Family Trees can be purchased at the Museum Shop!
Click here for a complete listing of all the featured books.

Proceeds from Family Trees, organized by the Museum’s Guild of Volunteers, benefit the Concord Museum’s education initiatives.  

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature
  • November 23, 2016 to January 2, 2017
  • Recurring daily