This unique fund grew from a 1892 bequest of $30,000 in the will of Abigail B. Walker, widow of Timothy Walker. The first Walker Lecture programs were presented in 1896, and more than 1,400 performances and lectures have been given since then.
In accordance with the terms of the trust, we offer a "free courses of lectures upon subjects of history, literature, art or science, and free dramatic, musical, literary historical and other cultural events to be given in Concord, the native city of Timothy Walker and lifelong residence of Abigail B. Walker."
Again, in accordance with the terms of the trust, all Walker Lecture films and performances are free and open to the public. No tickets are required and no reservations are taken. Seating is on a first come-first served basis, and doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to programs.
With the exception of Handel's "Messiah" which is now held at South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant Street, all shows are currently presented at the Concord City Auditorium on Prince Street located directly behind City Hall. Click on the "Directions" link for further information.