The Robbins House is 10 years old! We’ve hosted more than 70,000 visitors and hundreds of educational programs thanks to your continued support. We now reflect on the past while looking forward to the next ten years and beyond.
The Robbins House and its residents have inspired education on the legacy of North American slavery and civil rights. Many consider that the “long civil rights movement” began the moment the first enslaved Africans arrived on these shores, as early as the 1500s. The Robbins House creates opportunities for conversations about this difficult history guided by our exhibits, programming, and informed interpreters.
Our thousands of annual visitors report a significant increase in their understanding of:
• Slavery in the North
• Conditions of African Americans in the 19th century
• Antislavery Activism and the Antislavery Movement
• Freedmen and the Reconstruction Era
• Current Social Justice Issues
We have a lot to celebrate! To help us maintain our record of success we turn to you and humbly ask for your donation to help us realize our top priorities:
Preserving and enhancing the Robbins House and property, a valuable visitor highlight in Concord’s historic district.
Hiring a full-time executive director: A dedicated, paid professional manager at the helm will allow our organization to better serve our communities and visitors through expanded new programming, professional development and support for our interpreters, and more involvement in the life and culture of Concord and New England.
With the continued gratitude of the Board of Directors and all those who have and will visit the Robbins House, please accept our THANKS for your support. Our future depends on you!
Robert W. Munro, PhD Maria Madison, PhD
Co-President, The Robbins House, Inc. Co-President, The Robbins House, Inc.
P.S. The Climate for Freedom Award will be presented to The Robbins House by the Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council on Sunday December 8th at 3pm in The Fenn School library, at 516 Monument St, Concord, MA 01742. Please come and celebrate with us!