The Whitney Portraits

These portraits portray Captain Aaron Whitney, his wife Susannah, and their sons, who lived at 165 Littleton County Road. You can view them in our Meetinghouse.

Pea Roast

Although the “meatless diet” only lasted ten years (1837 – 1847), it was observed in most communities, but not strictly enforced.

Frederick Fiske Warren

Fiske Warren is most famous as a staunch advocate of Henry George’s single-tax system, a version of which he attempted to create in Harvard.

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Ida Harris

Ida was active in the Harvard Woman’s Club and in the Harvard Historical Society. She chaired a committee to gather material to update the history of Harvard from 1880 to 1940. That manuscript was only recently published.

Fruitlands

The Fruitlands Museum was founded, expanded, and curated by Clara Endicott Sears, a member of a wealthy Boston family and among the best known and most accomplished of Harvard’s summer residents.

Fire at the Meeting House

A September 2008 fire was confined to the attic of Sturdy Hall, causing some structural damage but mostly water damage.

Historic House Renovation

Lee McColgan’s house restoration journey expertly examines our relationship to history through the homes we inhabit, beautifully articulating the philosophy of preserving the past for the future.

Ned Quist

A retired academic librarian, Ned is a researcher specializing in the history of the Harvard Shaker Village.

Bellevue Cemetery

In March 1893 the town approved a new cemetery site; Henry Warner named it Bellevue.

Ann Lee

Mother Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers, established a community in Harvard in 1781, the second oldest Shaker settlement in the United States.

Videos

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How posts are organized in sections. How the post type defines what sections there will be in your post. How you can hide some sections if needed.

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About backups and duplicating the site. When backups are scheduled, where backups are stored,… How to duplicate the site to create a new one.

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Local Register of Historic Places

The Harvard Historical Commission’s ‘Local Register of Historic Places‘ includes a detailed architectural description and the history of the property and of its owners.

Sandbox – Table

On September 15th, 2022, the Harvard Historical Society hosted the Harvard Fire Department for a program featuring a film created by Harvard resident producer/filmmaker, Robert Curran. The evening opened with the arrival of “Antiquey,” driven by Lt. Tony Shaw, and Engine 1, at the front of the Meetinghouse.

Adding a Navigation page

How to add a new navigation page for a specific topic. Also explains how the generic navigation page works when no specific one exists for a given topic.

Cabbage Pie

All vegetables were grown locally; there was a constant succession of different crops.

Applesauce

This recipe uses dried apples and concentrated cider.

Shaker Cemetery

The Harvard Shaker Cemetery, also known as the “Lollipop Cemetery,” is a unique burial ground located in the Shaker Village of Harvard, Massachusetts.

Sandbox – Article with global right column

On September 15th, 2022, the Harvard Historical Society hosted the Harvard Fire Department for a program featuring a film created by Harvard resident producer/filmmaker, Robert Curran. The evening opened with the arrival of “Antiquey,” driven by Lt. Tony Shaw, and Engine 1, at the front of the Meetinghouse.

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The Old Bromfield School

Because of Margaret Bromfield Pearson Blanchard’s generosity, Harvard got a high school for the town, to educate girls as well as boys. Now the building is part of the Harvard Public Library.

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Sandbox – Left and right column

An illustrated talk about the changes the Shakers made to the landscape in the northeastern part of Harvard and some of the buildings they acquired or built between1791 and 1917.

Fried Fresh Peaches

A recipe from “The Best of Shaker Cooking,” revised and expanded by Amy Bess and Persis Fuller.

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Oak Ridge Observatory

The establishment of the Harvard University Oak Ridge Observatory placed the town in the astronomical world, attracting visitors of high professional reputation from all over the world.

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