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Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site

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April 2017

Lunchtime Poetry Discussion: Fanny as Muse

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us in celebrating both National Poetry Month and Fanny Longfellow's 200th birthday by reading and discussing poems inspired by her.

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National Junior Ranger Day

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kids of all ages can earn their Junior Ranger badges by completing a special activity or craft! At 1:00 p.m., a ranger will lead a walking tour of Cambridge on the Road to Revolution. Rain or shine, but outdoor activities are weather permitting.

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Longfellow in Portland

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rescheduled from last fall! Celebrate National Poetry Month by discovering the Maine roots of Cambridge’s favorite poet as author John Babin discusses his recent book. Books will be available for purchase and signing. John Babin is the visitor services manager for the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland, run by the Maine Historical Society. John has served as site coordinator and guide at the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, led the Longfellow's Childhood and Portland History walk on the Longfellow Trail for grades K12 and…

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June 2017

“Soft Words are Like Roses”: Poetry Writing Workshop

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

After attending John Stauffer’s lecture on Charles Sumner and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at Old North Church & Historic Site, join us for an afternoon of poetry writing and exercise your own talents! To begin, a Park Ranger will discuss a few of the people, places, and ideas that inspired the author of Paul Revere’s Ride to craft some of his famous works, as well as some which have receded into history. Then it will be your turn to create your…

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