Cocktails, Croquet, & Characters! 1916 Garden Party a Success

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Thank you for joining the Cambridge Historical Society and Cambridge Historical Tours at our 1916 Garden Party.

The Garden Party was featured in the Boston Globe!

We at the Society would like to add that yes, we do know that Edwardian times were long after our house was built in 1685. However, it was in 1916 that well-known preservation architect Joseph Everett Chandler was hired to enlarge the house. 


We were delighted that Charles Henry Dana III, Alice Longfellow, Ruth Jones, and Samuel Francis Batchelder were able to come back from the hereafter to join us for croquet and cocktails. 

Special thanks to the Cambridge Homes, Deborah Hughes, Goorin BrothersHendrick's Gin, our historical characters, Longy School of Music, our volunteers, and of course, Asher.

We had such a blast (with the past) that 
we might make this party an annual event...


Cocktails, Croquet, and Characters!

August 7
6-8 PM
The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House
159 Brattle Street, Cambridge

To attend our party, you'll travel back in time to 1916. Meet costumed characters from local lore, play party games, and sip era specific cocktails and appetizers. You can even try on some of our fantastic costumes to join in the fun.

The evening will also feature a music ensemble from Longy School of Music of Bard College, in celebration of its own centennial, beginning October, 2015.

Parking available on Brattle Street between Appleton and Fayerweather Streets for this special event.


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