Open House at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

What makes a house a home? Come explore the historic Hooper-Lee-Nichols House from 12 noon to 1pm on Sunday August 28, 2016 for a brief guided tour and the opportunity to explore the effects of history on our Cambridge “home”, such as the original 17th century fireplace, a glimpse of the Revolutionary War with a Stamp Act stamp, and a beautiful renovation by Joseph Everett Chandler. Finally, come discover the missing voices of history in Ghosts in the Archive, exhibited by local artist Avery Williamson.

Introduction

Welcome to the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House. The original section of this building was built in the late 17th century, making it the second oldest house in Cambridge and one of the oldest houses in New England. From its location on Brattle Street, it has witnessed the beginning of the American Revolution, the birth of the abolitionist movement, the formation of America as an industrial powerhouse, and the counter culture revolution of the 1960s.

From the CHS digital collections