Changing Times

A Look Back at Some Older Traditions

Band 1958

Band 1958

1961

1961

Pram 1955

Pram 1955

Giant clam 1961

Giant clam 1961

Grass skirts 1960

Grass skirts 1960

Elephant van 1969

Elephant van 1969

Declaration 1955

Declaration 1955

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Rockets

Rockets

Fourth of July Celebration

Conantum once had its own Fourth of July celebration, with a parade, band, booths, games of chance, pony rides and picnic. After the Town of Concord began celebrating a 4th of July Picnic in the Park, Conantum’s fete was replaced with a summer picnic in June, with games and activities on the ball field.

Garden Club 2016

Garden Club 2016

1970 Concord backyard

1970 Concord backyard

12th night luncheon

12th night luncheon

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2014 luncheon (1280 x 960).jpg

Garden Club 2015

Garden Club 2015

Garden sign 1976

Garden sign 1976

Garden Club 2011

Garden Club 2011

Garden Club 2011

Garden Club 2011

Garden Club 2016

Garden Club 2016

Cheers 2017

Cheers 2017

Conantum Garden Club

Open to all community members as well as others in Concord for over 60 years,  the Conantum Garden Club was disbanded in 2017. The club had originally formed as community members began to explore landscaping possibilities for the original homes. Over the years, as home landscapes matured, it sponsored monthly meetings, arranged for speakers, and organized field trips. The bi-annual plant sale enabled gardeners, both new and experienced, to share those plants that flourished in the neighborhood. The club created holiday decorations in December and sponsored the Harvest Supper; activities now carried out by the larger community.

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Harvest Supper Older Photos

The initial Harvest Supper was held in a local barn in 1952. In 1966 resident artists painted the barn walls. In 1977, the 25th annual supper was celebrated. When the original barn owners sold the property in 1982, they asked the new owners to continue to extend their hospitality to the Conantum neighborhood. They have graciously continued to do so, and at each Harvest Supper, the original owner returns to share in the festivities with the "new" barn owners and Conantum residents.

The Harvest Supper continues as a beloved event. Recent photos can be found in the events section.

50th Anniversary

In 2001, a volunteer committee organized a gala 50th anniversary celebration at the Concord Armory, inviting Conantum residents, past and present, and their adult children. Three hundred seventy-five people came. Among those gathered, twenty households—or nearly a fifth—were original settlers still in residence. One of the original architects came as well.

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