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Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site

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August 2017

Very Warlike Against War

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Longfellow's honeymoon took them to Springfield Armory. Learn about the Armory they experienced and how to visit - and Fanny - inspired one of Henry Longfellow's greatest poems on peace. RSVPs required. Let us know via Facebook, call (617) 876-4491 or email reservationsat105@gmail.com. In addition, this program will be offered at Springfield Armory National Historic Site on August 5th at 2pm. No RSVP required.

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Wreck of the Hesperus Movie Night

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Columbia Pictures fantastical 1948 version of Longfellow’s “The Wreck of the Hesperus” transforms his tragic tale of hubris into a Western-like morality play pitting a disgraced ship captain against powerful forces led by his boss, a prominent Bostonian running a crooked salvage business. See how Longfellow’s cultural relevance continued well into the 20th century, even as the popularity of his poetry declined. One hour and eight minute running time. The movie will be shown on the side lawn of the…

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November 2017

Politics on Beacon Hill

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We join forces with rangers from Boston African American National Historic Site in a walking tour of Fanny Longfellow's childhood neighborhood. The tour will start at 12 noon at the Shaw Memorial, across the street from the State House. No RSVP required.

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