A Common History Day

Was on
Sunday September 25, 2021

At the Harvard Common
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On September 25, 2021, we celebrated the unique history of the Harvard Common: the people, places, and events that help tell the story of Harvard’s identity. The program took place on the Common.

Saturday, September 25, Noon-4 p.m


  • 1:00 & 2:30 Interactive History Talk
    with Carlene Phillips, author of “A Common History: The Story of Harvard’s Identity.”

  • 2:30 – 3:30 Meet Dusty
    & Harvard Police Dept. Det. Daniele Fortunato

  • 2:45 Living History Performances
    • Doctor Royal, 1 Elm St.
    • Luke Pollard, 14 Fairbank St.
    • Rachel McTigue, 11 Fairbank St.
    • Emily Hildreth, 8 Ayer Rd.

  • 1:30-2:30  &  3-4 Book Signing
    by Carlene Phillips “A Common History”

Continuous Activities

Cemetery Tour- self guided
Photo Op at the Stocks
Goats & Oxen at the Pound
Scavenger Hunt for Children
Fiddler Dave Kassel

 

  • A Common history tour presentation by Carlene Phillips, author of the book “A Common History” (Will be on sale that day!)
  • Living history characters – Join Dr. Herbert Royal, painter Luke Pollard, restauranteur Rachel McTighe, and philanthropist Emily Hildreth as they reminisce about their experiences and contributions living around the Harvard Common.
  • A children’s scavenger hunt – Follow the clues and discover some of the hidden history of the Common. First 30 participants receive a prize!
  • Photo opportunity in the Town Stocks – Get the photo of a lifetime as Mom, Dad, and the whole family get “locked up” for their crimes! Whether it’s “Crimes Against Fashion,” “Failure to Observe Silence,” or “Parental Disobedience,” we’ll have a crime to fit every alleged lawbreaker!
  • Wekepeke 4-H – Club members will be present with some of their goats for people to socialize with. Additionally, the club members will demonstrate a variety of fiber arts:  as carding, spinning, weaving, felting, and knitting.

Special Thanks to: Det.Daniele Fortunato & Dusty, Dave Kassel, Bob Eiland, Tim Houlihan, Helen Batchelder, Ruth Bobzin, Lee Cooper, Erin DeCoste and The Wekepeke 4-H Club, the Phillips family, Wade Holtzman, Norm & Natalie DeLorey

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