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More than a century ago, when ecology was a new word, our founders organized what is now called Native Plant Trust to stop the destruction of native plants. Today, as native plants face the greatest wave of threats since the last mass extinction, we are still a national leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. We save native plants in the wild, grow them for gardens and restorations, and educate others on their value and use.  (This excerpt taken from the Native Plant Trust website)
deCordova's mission is to inspire, educate, and delight with contemporary art from New England and beyond through sculptures in the landscape and museum exhibitions. (This excerpt taken from the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum website)
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Concord, MA
(range: 5 miles)
Best known through Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Walden Pond and the surrounding Walden Woods was a favorite destination for walks by local Concord Transcendentalists Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thoreau’s writings inspired respect for nature and even, some consider, the birth of the conservation movement. Today, Walden Pond comprises the heart of the Walden Pond State Reservation and is designated a National Historic Landmark, ensuring that visitors can enjoy the area as Thoreau once did. (This excerpt taken from the Walden Pond website)
Located in the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill, an icon of the American Industrial Revolution, the Museum brings together intriguing artifacts, cultural insights, and inspiring stories to delight people of all ages, enabling them to see the past and envision the future. (This excerpt taken from the Charles River Museum of Industry website)
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Concord, MA
(range: 6 miles)
Concord Center for the Visual Arts was founded a century age by Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts, an American Impressionist and philanthropist whose mission — to promote and advance the visual arts, artists and to sustain our cultural community—still stands today. With more than 850 members, Concord Art provides a place for contemporary art exhibitions, art education and relevant programming for everyone. (This excerpt taken from the Concord Art website)
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Concord, MA
(range: 6 miles)
The Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections of Americana in the country. Come visit the gateway to Concord’s remarkable revolutionary and literary history. (This excerpt taken from the Concord Museum website)
The Permanent Collection at Danforth Art consists of approximately 3,500 objects in all media. The Museum has been building the collection since its founding in 1975, and actively collects and holds examples of American Art in all media from the early nineteenth century to the present day. (This excerpt taken from the Danforth Museum of Art website)
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Middletown, RI
(range: 6 miles)
One of the oldest and most acclaimed academic fine art museums in the United States, the Museum was founded more than 120 years ago by the first President of Wellesley College. The Davis collections, which span global history from antiquity to the present and include masterpieces from almost every continent, are housed today in an extraordinary museum building, designed by Rafael Moneo, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. (This excerpt taken from the Davis Museum website)
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Waltham, MA
(range: 7 miles)
Gore Place is a 50-acre country estate in the city, a grand mansion steeped in history, a farm and an invaluable community resource. (This excerpt taken from the Gore Place website)
At Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with April 19, 1775, and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors. (This excerpt taken from the Minute Man National Historical Park website)
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