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2009 Cambridge Discovery Days – Focus on Architecture

Attention old house enthusiasts and local history buffs! This year’s Cambridge Discovery Days will focus on architecture.

Vintage Postcard of the Cambridge Home of James Russell Lowell

Vintage Postcard of the Cambridge Home of James Russell Lowell

Each summer, Cambridge Discovery Days offers a variety of events, lectures and tours on two successive August Saturdays. This year’s dates are August 8, 2009 and August 15, 2009. There’s a wonderful lineup of free events sponsored by the Historic Cambridge Collaborative.

Cambridge Discovery Days – Saturday, August 8, 2009

Some of the offerings on August 8th include:

  • 10 to 11:30 am The Poet and the Civil War: James Russell Lowell.  Tour meets at the Longfellow House at 105 Brattle Street (also offered on August 15th, same time and place)
  • 10:30 to noon A Walk Down Tory Row.  Meets at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House at 159 Brattle Street
  • 11 to noon What Style Is It?  Meets at the Cambridge Historical Society, 159 Brattle Street
  • 1 to 3 pm Buildings at Fresh Pond I: Homes, Hotels and Ice Houses.  Meets at the Water Purification Facility, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway
  • 4 to 5:30 pm  Mount Auburn’s Notable Architects.  Meets at the cemetery entrance gate, 580 Mt. Auburn Street

Cambridge Discovery Days – Saturday, August 15, 2009

Events on August 15th include:

  • 10 to 11 am  The Cambridge Houses of William Dean and Elinor Mead Howells.  Tour begins at 41 Sacramento Street
  • 11 am to 12:15 pm  New Ideas from a Quiet Neighborhood.  Tour begins on the steps of the Longfellow House, 105 Brattle Street
  • 11 am to 1:00 pm  “Baby, Let Me Follow You Down”: Folk Music in Cambridge.  Tour begins at the Johnston Gate to Harvard Yard
  • 1 to 3 pm  Buildings at Fresh Pond II: Club Houses, Homes, Railway Stations & More.  Tour begins at the Ranger Station at the Water Purification Facility, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway
  • 2 to 3 pm  Inman Square, Historically Speaking.  Tour begins at the plaza at the intersection of Cambridge and Hampshire Streets
  • 2 to 3 pm  The Women of Central Square.  Tour begins in front of Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue

This is just a sampling of events – there’s a very full schedule on both Saturdays.  There are also activities for kids scheduled on both days.

The City of Cambridge website has more info and a full schedule of events available for download.  You can also call the Cambridge Historical Commission at 617-349-4683 for more information.

The 2009 Cambridge Discovery Days – Focus on Architecture is free and open to all. Events take place rain or shine.

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