Projects + EventsThe Drinking Gourd Project’s goal is to unearth and publish the stories of lesser-known individuals who led brave and heroic lives, and to create a venue to explore these stories that have been forgotten or are no longer told. Read more
Education + LearningOne of our goals is to create educational resources and tools for schools and community groups. Teachers, school administrators, families, scout leaders, civic organizations and media members are our target audience. Read more
DonateDonations are gratefully accepted to expand our work on the African American and Abolitionist History of Concord, and to help restore and preserve the Caesar Robbins house, soon to open as the Robbins House Interpretive Center. Read more
WelcomeThe Drinking Gourd Project, Inc. is a Concord-based nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness of Concord’s African, African-American, and Anti-slavery history from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Our mission is to illuminate this history, with its many untold stories and unsung heroes, and make it more accessible to school-age children, residents, and visitors in a way that will add a new layer to our understanding of our past and a deeper appreciation for the complexity of Concord and its role in creating a diverse America.
To do this, our goals are:
- To unearth and publish the stories of lesser-known individuals who led brave and heroic lives.
- To create a unique venue to explore these stories that have been forgotten or are no longer told.