This is Washington’s militaty headquarters during the battle of Boston. I wonder if he stood on that poach with doubt of the enterprise?
40 degrees in February!? Don’t care if it’s raining: it’s time for adventures! Today I visited the Longfellow House-Washington Headquarters in Cambridge, MA. During the Siege of Boston in 1775, George Washington used the house as his headquarters throughout his time in Boston. In the 1830s, a young Harvard professor named Henry Wadsworth Longfellow — a future American literary icon — moved into the house and lived there until his death. Pretty great start to the Sunday!
Our paths are extremely icy this morning, so take care if you visit us! ⛸️❄️
This week we hosted staff from @boafnps
, a National Park Service site in Boston that talks about the abolition of slavery in the 19th century. Many of our stories overlap, including that of Anthony Burns, the fugitive slave who escaped to Boston, only to be captured and returned. This event radicalized Bostonians against slavery, including Longfellow: "Yesterday a fugitive slave was arrested in Boston. To-day there is an eclipse of the sun. 'Hung be the heavens in black.'" #blackhistorymonth #bostonhistory
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of Time.
Footprints that, perhaps, another
Sailing o’er Life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, what take heart again.
#longfellow #cambridgema #igboston #IGersBoston
These beautiful drawings of the garden have us dreaming of spring 🌼🌸🌺🏵️
We’re happy to be back and thought it was pretty cool to find this waiting for us this morning! #urbanwildlife
I get emails from a travel deal company and sometimes I think about dropping everything and just going off into the world. Then I think of old adventures like those in Boston. And then I start to plan new adventures. And then reality hits and I realize I need more money. And while we're at it, I need ice cream.
#longfellow #longfellowhouse #nationalhistoricsite #washington