Holiday Happenings: Family Trees at Concord Museum

Concord Museum’s 27th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature begins on November 23, 2022 and runs through January 2, 2023. If you are not familiar with the event, it’s a wonderful family outing to view the thirty-four trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes decorated with inspiration from acclaimed children’s books.

One of the Owl’s favorite authors and naturalists, Sy Montgomery, serves as this year’s Honorary Chair. Her recently published children’s book Becoming a Good Creature is featured in this year’s celebration. Sy has been awarded the Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award for her contributions to children’s literature and has been a finalist for the National Book Award and an international bestseller for her work in adult nonfiction (don’t ever read “Soul of an Octopus” unless you don’t want to eat pulpo a la plancha ever again. What a book).

Organized by the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers as a benefit for the Museum’s education initiatives.

Check Out the 2022 Family Trees Booklist

Family Trees is one of the happiest events I know! Kids, holidays, and reading–what could be better? What an honor it is to be the honorary chair of this wonderful event! I can’t wait to connect with all the families this year and hang out with the kids amid the beautiful, decorated trees–presided over by the surely-smiling spirits of Emerson and Thoreau.”

–Award-winning author and naturalist Sy Montgomery, Honorary Chair, Family Trees, 2022

Concord Museum is open from 10 am – 4 pm from Tuesday to Sunday and is located at 53 Cambridge Turnpike. You can learn more at their website.

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