Last Friday I finished out my vacation by visiting a home in Concord I have been drawn to for years: The Wayside. And it was SO worth the wait! In fact, it was such a stimulating visit that I need to split my thoughts into a couple of blog posts.
This house is a total mish-mash architecturally, showing the distinct personalities of all the folks who lived there. The luminaries begin with a master militia minuteman and then include 12 published authors (as told to me by the tour guide), a philosopher, one of the first social workers (which happened after she moved from The Wayside to Boston), women activists, a civil war nurse, two women preservationists, and a daughter of a famous author destined to become a nun and a saint!
Let’s see how good your trivia is by answering the following questions:
- Name the minuteman who occupied The Wayside in the early 1700s.
- How many of the published authors out of the 12 can you name (I’ve only been able to name 6 so far)?
- Who was the woman who would eventually become one of the first social workers in Boston?
- Name the two women activists.
- Who would eventually go off to service in the Civil War as a nurse?
- Name the philosopher.
- Which daughter of a famous author was to become a nun on the road to sainthood? What was her name as a nun and what order did she found? What charitable work did they perform?
- Which two women fought to preserve several key historical homes in Concord? Which homes were saved?
- One of the women preservationists taught at a famous college – who was it and what was the name of the college?
Looking forward to seeing your answers!
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