Poetry 101/ Longfellow House Short History
9/24/2020 12:45pm (Central Time)

(10:45am PT, 11:45am MT, 1:45pm ET)

Offered by: Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters NP
Program Description:
Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry W. Longfellow, one of the world’s foremost 19th century poets. The house also served as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston, July 1775 - April 1776. In addition to its rich history, the site offers unique opportunities to explore 19th century literature and arts. The Program: In addition to a brief history of the Longfellow House, join Ranger Kate Potter for an exploration of one of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s sonnets! In this program, she will demonstrate the process of closely reading a piece of literature to understand it more deeply. You will hear one of Longfellow’s lesser-known poems, and gain the skills needed to explore poetry on your own.