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  • Fairhaven History & Hike

    This course meets three times; two for Zoom slide lectures on May 8 and May 15, followed by an optional hike on May 18 (May 19 rain date). The first week will introduce the geography of the Fairhaven area, partly in Concord and partly in Lincoln, along the east side of the Sudbury River. Participants will learn about its literary associations, centering on Thoreau, illustrated with maps and photos from Herbert W. Gleason and others. The second week will pick up chronologically from there, with the histories of Fairhaven House and the Robinson sisters; Burnham, the estate of Charles Francis Adams, Jr., and the Bauhaus structures, still in place, designed by architect Quincy Adams. Incorporated throughout will be the ecology of the area, especially the mammals that use this habitat today, illustrated with photos and videos. The third meeting will be an optional round trip hike to Fairhaven Cliff.
  • Gropius House Tour

    Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. He designed this house in Lincoln as his family home in 1938, when he came to teach at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Modest in scale, it combined the traditional elements of New England architecture with innovative materials rarely used in domestic settings at that time. Enjoy this one hour guided house tour where all the family possessions are still in place.