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22 04, 2016

The Heroine of of Haverhill

By | Friday, April 22, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

On March 16, 1697, as Hannah Duston was resting after giving birth to her newest baby in Haverhill, MA, the Abenaki Indians raided the area. Her husband Thomas and their eight older children fled, leaving Hannah, her nurse Mary, and […]

15 04, 2016

Patriot’s Day

By | Friday, April 15, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

On April 19 1775, the battles of Lexington and Concord took place, igniting the Revolutionary War. British troops aimed to confiscate colonial weapons and were met with a group of 77 angry militiamen. The men, all of whom were untrained […]

14 04, 2016

Boston’s Skinny House

By | Thursday, April 14, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

There is a very narrow townhouse hidden in the heart of Boston’s North End at 44 Hull Street. The “Skinny House” is four stories tall and its widest point measures a scarce 10.4 feet. Also known as the “Spite House,” […]

25 03, 2016

Easter Traditions

By | Friday, March 25, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

“Here comes Peter Cottontail, Hoppin’ down the bunny trail, Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way.”

There’s no mention of a rabbit that produced eggs in the Bible, so why do so many of our Easter traditions use these symbols to celebrate? […]

18 03, 2016

Leprechauns

By | Friday, March 18, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

St. Patrick’s day, also know as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a religious remembrance of the saint and all his work for the people of Ireland. But, over the years, we’ve acquired some fun superstitions and traditions when it […]

4 03, 2016

Richard Bourne vs. The Devil

By | Friday, March 4, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

“In the 1600s, an English missionary named Richard Bourne was living on the southern part of Cape 433d74f828fc37a944d34393b2dc8b1dCod, doing God’s work in the New World. Naturally, he drew the fury of the […]

26 02, 2016

Salad Days

By | Friday, February 26, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

queen-elizabeth-horrified-2“Salad Days” – This commonly used phrase was taken from Shakespeare’s play “Anthony and Cleopatra” Act 1 Scene 5. Cleopatra refers back to the time when she was young, bold, and often […]

22 02, 2016

Black History Month

By | Monday, February 22, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

In honor of Black History Month, we remind you of the struggle our country has with inequality. In her own fight against injustice, Elizabeth Jennings faced discrimination on her way to church in 1854 and started a movement to end […]

12 02, 2016

Knock On Wood

By | Friday, February 12, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

“I hope we don’t get another snow storm…knock on wood!”

You can probably imagine 99% of the population thinking or speaking these exact words in response to the horrible snow storm last year and the couple of inches we got this […]

10 02, 2016

Gruchy’s North End Tunnels

By | Wednesday, February 10, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

The famous North End is home to some of Boston’s richest history, as well as some of the hidden secrets, tucked away from even its residents: like tunnels that line the city streets. Some tunnels are well known to the […]