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Virtual Historic Site Visit: Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Present "Past & Present Here Unite"

Throughout March, you can visit significant historic sites in Massachusetts virtually, courtesy of the Tewksbury Public Library's collaboration with select National Park Service units in Massachusetts.

Enjoy a virtual lunchtime lecture from the Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site in Cambridge, entitled "Past and Present Here Unite: An Introduction to Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters NHS." What does a home reveal about its occupants, and about our shared history? The Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House bears witness to the history of slavery in New England and the early free Black community of Cambridge, and George Washington’s development as a leader. In the 19th century, it became the home of famed poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and a hub of literary and artistic life. More recently, the house reveals a rich history of the historic preservation movement. Learn more about this unique public resource, reopening for the season in May 2023. Led by Longfellow House Public Programs Manager Emily Levine.

Register in advance on Zoom.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 24 hours of the program.

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