Mount Auburn Book Club: The Appletons of Beacon Hill
Join us to discuss The Appletons of Beacon Hill by Louise Hall Tharp (1973). In honor of Fanny Appleton Longfellow’s 200th birthday in 2017 we will learn about the history of the Appleton family and Boston during the 18th and 19th centuries. Co-sponsored by Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site.
Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided.
October 6, 2017 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frances Appleton Longfellow. The Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters staff and partners are working to plan a full year of fun, exciting, and informative programming highlighting the many different aspects of the life of this fascinating woman. By meeting her as an amateur artist, poetic partner and muse, avid reader, and doting mother, we hope to encourage a greater appreciation of her and her life. For a full list of events visit the Fanny Two-Hundred homepage.