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Six Presidential Houses in New England

Before presidential libraries, there were presidential houses, and every New England state has one. You may know about some, but others may come as a surprise. In celebration of President’s Day, we bring you six presidential houses. If you know ...

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Six Oldest Libraries in New England

Identifying New England’s oldest libraries is no easy task, as the first colonists valued literacy and education for boys and girls. The Puritans, after all, wanted everyone to read the Bible. Many New England libraries evolved over time from private collections ...

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Six Brutalist Buildings

Two of the most famous Brutalist buildings in America are still provoking strong emotions in New England decades after they first reared their heavy concrete heads. The massive buildings – Boston City Hall and Rudolph Hall -- are appropriately in ...

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Boston’s Rat Day of 1917

On Boston's Rat Day of 1917, the upper-class women of Boston gave $1.34 for every rat carcass turned in. The numbers of dead rodents, however, fell far below their expectations.   It was the last Rat Day in Beantown. Reports ...

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New England Places To Visit … Free!

This weekend is a great time to get out and see New England without paying an admission fee, as it is both National Park Week and the Little Poland Festival. But first -- libraries! This week the New England Historical ...

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