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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Announcements

New Book: Longfellow Redux by Christoph Irmscher

The Maine Historical Society online store carries many items relating to Longfellow, including:

Irmscher, Christoph. Longfellow Redux, University of Illinois Press, 2006.
Longfellow Redux is a reexamination of Longfellow's work and the intense connection he had with his audience. Irmscher uses Longfellow's unpublished journals and letters from fans to great effect in this entertaining and important new look at America's favorite 19th century poet. Click to order

Henry Wadsworth–Longfellow and His Portland Home, Maine Historical Society, 2004.
A guide to the Wadsworth–Longfellow House featuring essays by Joyce Butler, former curator of the Maine Historical Society (MHS); Richard D'Abate, Executive Director of MHS; and Laura Sprague, restoration curator of the Wadsworth–Longfellow House. Click to order

Visit the Wadsworth-Longfellow House

The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, childhood home of Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow, is seasonally open for guided tours. More information is available at www.mainehistory.org, or by calling 207–774–1822.

2007: The Longfellow Bicentennial

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow will be observed in 2007. The Maine Historical Society and the Longfellow National Historic Site, as well as a number of other organizations and scholars have been meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to plan a variety of events for the celebration. These meetings will continue, and as details are completed, event information will be posted in this space.