17 06, 2016

Gay Pride Month

By | Friday, June 17, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

This month is Gay Pride Month in the U.S. and Boston, MA is a huge epicenter for celebration, which is why all around the streets of Boston you can see rainbow flags flying on houses and professional buildings alike. This […]

20 05, 2016

Graduation Cap and Gown

By | Friday, May 20, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

As commencement week for college graduates has just passed, do you know what are the true meanings of the cap and gown?

In the 12th century, due to insufficient heating systems, students were forced to wear long robes to keep warm. […]

29 04, 2016

Robert Cornelius

By | Friday, April 29, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

Long before Instagram and Facebook, back in 1839, Robert Cornelius snapped the very first selfie in history. While standing behind his family’s store yard in Philadelphia, he set up his camera to attempt […]

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,” […]

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 […]