Events

Special Series:  Watertown and Mount Auburn

Harriet Hosmer:  Socialite & Sculptor

Sponsored by:
The Friends of Mount Auburn
The Historical Society of Watertown
The Watertown Historical Commission

Sunday, May 15, 2011
3:00 PM
Story Chapel
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Join us in Story Chapel to learn about one of Watertown's most famous citizens.  Rev. Joseph L. Curran will trace Harriet Hosmer's rise from obscurity to the courts of Europe and the best circles in her native America.

This program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Joyce at 781-899-7239.

 

Annual Members Meeting with Election of Officers and May Public Program

A Living History Portrait entitled “Longfellow: The Poet and his Songs”

Thursday, May 11, 2011
7:00 PM Annual Members Meeting
7:30 PM May Public Program
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

This solo performance by Rob Velella features Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as a young man, explaining his woes as a harried professor and up-and-coming poet.  He presents the story of his life up to the year 1854, when his prospects in literature suddenly mature.

Rob Velella is an independent literary historian and playwright specializing in American literature of the 19th century.  Through tours, lectures, dramatic readings and museum exhibits, he has helped remind today's readers about writers of the past.  He has dramatically brought to life several literary figures, including the young Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe.  He also maintains the American Literary Blog, described as "an almost-daily celebration of important (and not-so-important) dates in american literary history."

This meeting and program are free and open to the public.
For more information, call Joyce at 781-899-7239.

 

2011 Yard Sale

Saturday, May 7, 2011
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Edmund Fowle House
28 Marshall Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Items for sale will include cameras, rugs, dishes, fabric, greeting cards, household odds & ends, etc.  If you would like to donate items for the Historical Society to sell, please drop them off at the Fowle House after 8:30 AM on Saturday, May 7, 2011.  No clothes or large furniture, please.  All items must be clean and ready to sell.