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 […]

10 06, 2016

The Paper House

By | Friday, June 10, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

Paper HouseIt all began as a hobby in Rockport, Massachusetts in 1922. The design: a house built with newspaper! The concept for the house was created by a mechanical engineer named Elis […]

27 05, 2016

Memorial Day Poppies

By | Friday, May 27, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

“We cherish too, the Poppy red that grows on fields were valor led, It seems to signal to the skies that blood of heroes never dies.” This Memorial Day themed poem was written by Moina Michael in 1915 in honor […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]