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Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site

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February 2018

Henry Longfellow Birthday Celebration

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Shortly after taking control of his and his wife's new home, Henry Longfellow recorded in his journal that, "He who undertaketh a great house underaketh a great care!" The love of their home and the surrounding neighborhood was a constant for three generations of Longfellows for more than 130 years and directly contributed to its preservation as part of the National Park Service. In celebration of Henry Longfellow's 211th birthday, we invite you to Mount Auburn Cemetery's Story Chapel at…

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March 2018

Evacuation Day Lecture

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

For our annual celebration of Boston's Evacuation Day, we welcome Historian J. L. Bell to present “Myths and Realities of Henry Knox’s Mission”. On November 16, 1775, Gen. George Washington gave Henry Knox a mission to travel to New York and bring back cannons for the Continental Army. Knox was a 25-year-old bookseller with no military rank. His trek back to Cambridge has become a beloved part of the American saga. This talk digs deeper into that story, examining such…

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