Sept. 24, 2014
Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
David F. Wood, Curator, Concord Museum
Lecture #4, 2014 Paul Revere Memorial Association Lecture Series Lecture Title: The Best Workman in the Shop: Cabinetmaker William Monroe of Concord, Massachusetts In June, 1800, 21 year-old cabinetmaker William Munroe arrived in Concord with a set of tools and $3.40 in cash. Forty years later he proudly recorded having more than $20,000 in assets, a remarkable achievement for a craftsman. Concord Museum Curator David F. Wood will describe how, influenced by fashion and international politics and motivated by self-esteem and good food, William Munroe steered a path through the treacherous economic landscape of Federal New England and along the way helped make some of the most beautiful clocks the new nation ever produced.