Humanities Event

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 Saturday, October 28, 2017
By the mid-nineteenth century, Boston had earned the nickname "The Athens of America," as an important center for literature and as home to many of America's greatest writers. This literary tour highlights the homes and haunts of such prominent Victorians as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Henry James, Charles Dickens, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Collectively, they made Boston the epicenter of American letters. What brick building went from being an apothecary's shop to the headquarters of literary Boston? What was the Saturday Club and where did they meet? For answers to these questions and more, join your guide for a stroll through Boston's literary history. See event website for more tour dates and times.