The Drinking Gourd Project, Inc. & Robbins House History Center Get Real!
2010 has been an exciting year for the Drinking Gourd Project, Inc., which became a non-profit 501c3 in January. It was given unanimous support at April’s Town Meeting for a Community Preservation Committee grant of $60,000 to move the Caesar Robbins house to the North Bridge parking lot and restore it as Concord’s African American & Abolitionist History Center. An archeological dig at the new Monument Street site has been conducted to ensure that no Native American burial sites will be disturbed, and permitting is underway to move the house from 324 Bedford St. to its new site by the North Bridge parking lot in 2011. For updates, please see www.drinkinggourdproject.org.