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 […]

1 02, 2016

Dungeon Rock

By | Monday, February 1, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

12604827_1090098637687454_8864260855678875033_oIn the summer of 1658 a pirate ship appeared in Lynn Harbor. Four pirates rowed to shore near the Saugus Iron Works, asking to purchase a supply of tools that was to […]

25 01, 2016

Vampire Hunting Kit

By | Monday, January 25, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

12400884_1084407234923261_2701148789434525665_nOne of the oldest legendary monsters that has haunted people for centuries is the vampire: an undead man or woman that craves to consume blood. Predating the recent interest in vampires, these […]

14 01, 2016

Happy New Year!

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

 

Happy New Year! The first day of a year is filled with superstitions. It is believed around the world that whatever you do today will symbolically set the tone for the next twelve months. Some explain why we party, while […]

14 01, 2016

Mistletoe

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

 

12377713_1065403186823666_6855269780284158784_oHave you ever wondered why we kiss under the mistletoe? The history of mistletoe is wide and varied, and the folklore behind it is even more so.
One of the more popular stories […]

11 01, 2016

Knocker-Up

By | Monday, January 11, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

How did people wake up before alarm clocks? Well, during the Industrial Revolution in England and Ireland, one method was a “Knocker-up.” Knocker-ups were people who were paid to go around to houses and tap on doors or windows of […]

11 01, 2016

The Reno Gang

By | Monday, January 11, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

Any good cowboy movie features a dramatic train robbery scene, but how did all that really start? History points to the Reno Gang, three brothers and many of their friends who terrorized Indiana and the Midwest in the 1860’s.

The brothers […]

11 01, 2016

Captain David Morehouse

By | Monday, January 11, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

143 years ago today, Captain David Morehouse of the Dei Gratia found the American ship, the Mary Celeste, following an odd pattern off the coast of Portugal. He sent a 3-man search party on board, who returned with news that […]

11 01, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

By | Monday, January 11, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

Happy Thanksgiving! Although we are all familiar with this American holiday tradition occurring on the last Thursday of November, this was not always the case.

The first celebration of Thanksgiving with settlers occurred in 1621. Since then, it was celebrated sporadically, […]

11 01, 2016

Walt Disney

By | Monday, January 11, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

Walt Disney is a household name. Almost as popular as the man and his movies is the story about what happened to him after he died. Disney died from lung cancer on December 15, 1966, and his body was cremated […]