The Robbins House is Moving!

By Robert Robillard on Uncategorized

If you follow this site regularly you will remember me writing an article called “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” and “Help Establish A Permanent African American and Abolitionist Center In Concord, MA.”

I’m happy to report that the Robbins House (circa 1830), built and inhabited by the descendants of Revolutionary War veteran and former Concord slavery survivor Caesar Robbins, will be saved from demolition and returned close to its original site across from The North Bridge and Old Manse on Saturday, May 21.

The Robbins House will soon become The Robbin’s House Interpretive Center and will be integrated into the National Park Service programs completing the monuments in a monumental location.

Schedule of Events

  • 6:00-8:00 am: House lifted onto a flatbed truck

  • 8:00-9:00 am: Travels down Bedford St. to Town House, Monument Square, Concord
  • 9:00-9:15 am: Stops for 15 minutes in front of Town House to receive donation check from Concord citizen Bill Barber
  • 9:15-10:00 am: Travels down Monument St. to new site at 34 Monument St.
  • 10:00 am: Musket volley salute by Acton Minute Men when house arrives at North Bridge parking lot.
  • 10:15 am: Dedication of Toni Morrison Society Bench by the Road in front of Old Manse.
  • 9:00-11:00 am: Brooks Antislavery Cake and coffee served in front of Old Manse

About the Drinking Gourd Project

The Drinking Gourd Project is a Concord-based nonprofit focused on raising awareness of Concord’s African and Abolitionist history from the 17th through the 19th Centuries.

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Robert Robillard

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