Longfellow House: "Letters from Washington"


Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00pm

Repeats every week every Thursday, 3 times


Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, 105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

What was George Thinking?

Cambridge, MA – Join us in the historic Longfellow carriage house at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays, November 6, 13, and 20 for “Letters from Washington.” These discussions will be based upon readings of letters and excerpts of letters written by George Washington during both his military and political careers and will focus primarily on a single topic each week. Copies of the selected readings will be provided at the events. Just bring yourself and be prepared to delve into the meanings of Washington’s words! The scheduled topics are as follows:

            November 6: Native Americans

            November 13: Nationhood

            November 20: Slavery

Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site was home to America’s most popular 19th century poet and scholar, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and his family from 1837-1950. The historic 1759 colonial mansion was also General George Washington’s first major headquarters during the American Revolution. The house and its collections were a gift to the nation from Longfellow’s descendants in 1972. Its extensive collections and grounds represent more than 250 years of America’s history and literature.

The site is easily accessible from the MBTA Red Line Harvard Square subway stop. On-site parking is not available. Call 617-876-4491 for more information or visit www.nps.gov/long.        

Garrett Cloer
Park Ranger
Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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