From The Old Manse in Concord, to the William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Cummington, to Naumkeag in Stockbridge, generations of writers and artists have found the spark of inspiration at Trustees' special places. Celebrate this rich literary history and discover how it can inspire your creative spirit during this year's Home Sweet Home on Saturday May 20. Follow the link for more information. http://bit.ly/HomeSweetHome2017
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Naumkeag was the Native American name for Salem, Massachusetts, where Joseph Choate was born. Choate graduated from Harvard Law School and moved to New York City where he quickly rose to prominence. During his illustrious legal career, Choate was the premier courtroom lawyer, arguing cases in front of the Supreme Court. In 1899,Choate was appointed by President McKinley to be the Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Caroline Choate was a trained artist interested in women’s education, co-founding Barnard College.
The Old Manse, Concord
Nathaniel Hawthorne and his wife, Sophia, started their married life at The Old Manse, and you can still see the poems they wrote to each other, etched on the Manse’s window panes.
William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
William Cullen Bryant’s verse celebrates much of Massachusetts' quintessential American landscape, including his own Homestead in Cummington, and Monument Mountain in Great Barrington (pictured), and helped inspire the 19th-century land conservation movement that involved Frederic Law Olmsted and Charles Eliot, founder of The Trustees.
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