Looks like there's some snow coming, New England. Stay warm! ❄️⛄☕
Our museum staff is working on a new exhibit about Longfellow's interests in wine and tobacco. Here, our curator sifts old tobacco leaves and cleans out one of Longfellow's humidors. Stay tuned for more!
Today we welcome a new intern, Natanya, to the archives! She'll be helping to organize one of the many subcollections of family papers stored in the basement. If you're interested in getting involved, check out the link in the bio 🤓📚 #vip#findyourpark#volunteer
To show off the collection to a relative, our curator chose a letter written in 1776 from headquarters and signed by General George Washington! You never know what you'll find in the vault ✒️💌
We might be closed for the winter, but there are still plenty of visitors to the grounds. Can you identify any of the prints? 🐾
"Walled about with drifts of snow,
Hearing the fierce north-wind blow,
Seeing all the landscape white,
And the river cased in ice,
Comes this memory of delight,
Comes this vision unto me
Of a long-lost Paradise
In the land beyond the sea."
Looking for an opportunity to share your love of history and literature? Well, this is your chance to apply to be a Park Ranger for the 2018 season! Go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480438500 for more information and to submit your application!
Preparations for the Holiday Open House continue! Join us December 15 from 4-8 pm or December 16 from 11-3!
"The Poet's Calendar," Longfellow "DECEMBER
Riding upon the Goat, with snow-white hair,
I come, the last of all. This crown of mine
Is of the holly; in my hand I bear
The thyrsus, tipped with fragrant cones of pine.
I celebrate the birth of the Divine,
And the return of the Saturnian reign;--
My songs are carols sung at every shrine.
Proclaiming "Peace on earth, good will to men." Happy December! ❄️🌲
#otd in 1835, Mary Potter Longfellow, the poet's fist wife, passed away. " Footsteps of Angles" "And with them the Being Beauteous, Who unto my youth was given,
More than all things else to love me, And is now a saint in heaven.
With a slow and noiseless footstep Comes that messenger divine,
Takes the vacant chair beside me, Lays her gentle hand in mine." http://www.hwlongfellow.org/poems_poem.php?pid=37
Grumpy Erny's having a hard time after the holiday weekend, how about you? 😴🦃
Too early for Christmas? We're starting to deck the halls for our annual holiday open house! Come by the evening of Dec. 15th to see how the Longfellows celebrated the holiday, 4 - 8pm. On Sat., Dec. 16th we'll be offering guided tours every half hour from 11 am - 2:30 pm. Both days there'll be crafts and refreshments in the carriage house 🎄🎁🎅
Today we say goodbye to our fearless leader, Beth. As the site manager, she enabled staff to share the history of this place with countless visitors. We'll miss her, but she's off to do more good for the National Park Service 🏆👩💼♥️
Must be that time of year 🦃🍁🍃
The Fall Lecture Series continues with author Melinda Ponder discussing her new book, Katharine Lee Bates: From Sea to Shining Sea.