A variety of archeological fragments displayed on a screen

Unearthing the Past at Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site (Longfellow Fall 2022 Lecture Series)

Thu November 17, 2022
6:00 PM ET

Thursday, November 17th
6:00-7:00 PM ET
105 Brattle Street
With Joel Dukes

Before Henry Wadsworth Longfellow moved into the yellow house on Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA, it was already historic, having served as the home and headquarters for General George Washington in 1775-1776. In anticipation of the upcoming 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States, the NPS Northeast Archeological Resources Program conducted archeological excavations in front of the home. Excavations in 2022 uncovered elements from an 18th century formal garden and the foundation of an early colonial house. This presentation will discuss the results of the excavations and the unique combination of technology, methodology, and outreach that were used to address research questions, and share the project with the public.

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About the 2022 Fall Lecture Series
History Cambridge is proud to partner with our friends at Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters on their upcoming programming.

The Longfellow Fall Lecture Series takes place annually and is free and open to the public. Each talk features scholarly, poetic, or artistic work that broadens the context in which we understand the site’s history.

As Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site marks their 50th anniversary, this year’s series explores the site’s connections to art, scholarship, stewardship, and community.

Registration Required

The 2022 series will take place in person at 105 Brattle Street unless otherwise noted. Free and open to all; advance registration is required and attendance is limited to 38Click here to register for one or more events.