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RiverFest at the Summer Solstice
2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 21st
Add to your enjoyment of the Summer Solstice by exploring the environs of the Old Manse & Robbins House:
4 – 6 pm, Garden talks: Join the Trustees of Reservations and Gaining Ground in the garden at the Old Manse to learn about this re-creation of the garden first planted in 1842 by Henry David Thoreau and Robbins House resident John Garrison.
4:30 – 6:30 pm, Robbins Open House: Learn about Concord’s early African-American history at The Robbins House, built for the son and daughter of slavery survivor and Revolutionary War veteran Caesar Robbins in the early 1800s.
6 & 7 pm, Old Manse Open House: Enjoy free admission for a tour of the Old Manse, a property of the Trustees of Reservations and the historic home of Emerson and Hawthorne, situated on the banks of the Concord River.