February 13, 2019 at the Concord Museum, Robbins House co-president Maria Madison moderated the Concord Museum’s special look at Robbins House residents Jack and John Garrison, a father and son whose lives as both free and enslaved men are deeply intertwined with the history of Concord in the 1800s. The Concord Museum Collection images are the only photographic images known of early black Concordians. While none of their objects were kept, the inventory list of the early African American Dugan family guided the Concord Museum in creating their exhibit, Thomas Dugan, Yeoman of Concord, available online here. The Garrison family would have owned many of the same household items.
The Concord Perspectives Series program was presented in partnership with The Robbins House Old Manse, and Concord Museum.