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William Munroe Special Collections at the Concord Free Public Library

Concord Places

Gleason Map of Concord

"Concord is a classic land. The names of Emerson and Thoreau and Channing and Hawthorne are associated with the fields and forests and lakes and rivers of this township." Bronson Alcott's statement clearly showcases the attachment of place as a crucial part of the Concord experience.  As Thoreau and Emerson's words describe the locations and features of the land of Concord, artists bring visual representation of the natural and built environment of the town.  The art in the Library's collection contains paintings of the rivers surrounding Concord, historic homes and buildings, and the battle ground near the Old North Bridge.