Four Fun Ways to Learn About West Concord in April

By Chris Randall, Correspondent
April 13, 2023

Photo Exhibit

On display in Harvey Wheeler Center’s ArtSpace are 14 large-format photographs that show key chapters in West Concord’s distinguished industrial history. Informative labels tell the story of how West Concord became a booming manufacturing hub. On display through May 11. See the Calendar Listing for further details.

West Concord Junction Tour

While at Harvey Wheeler, pick up the brochure that guides you to ten sites around town tied to West Concord’s 400 years of industrial history.

Industrial History Mural

On the wall of 30 Beharrell St. facing the Post Office is a large mural depicting many of West Concord’s major industries, such as trains, mills, and factories. Designed by Edward Feather and painted by a cadre of local artists, the mural is one of a series displayed around the Village that highlights important aspects of West Concord’s culture and history.

Panel Presentation

Hear long-time West Concord residents share stories of life in and around the village. The panel is moderated by Carolyn Bottum, and members include Maynard Forbes, Nancy Ames, Joe Soberg, Meg Gaudet and Mark Higgins. The April 14 presentation will be held at the Harvey Wheeler Center. Plans are to have Concord’s Minuteman Media Network record the presentation and make it available on its website.

These four explorations are presented by the West Concord Junction Cultural District Committee with funding support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Additional support for the mural, photo exhibit and tour comes from Presenting Sponsors Trashology and Green Labs Recycling; Presenting Sponsors and Supporting Sponsor Plug.