It's been a while since I've posted here, largely because I have a number of other projects on my plate. I am doing a blog of book reviews and thoughts on the greater Boston literary scene over at Diffuse 5. I recently appeared as a guest on the great blog The Uncataloged Museum, reflecting on my experiences volunteering at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. (By the way, the museum's founder and namesake, Mrs. Gardner, is buried in Cambridge, in Mount Auburn cemetery). I am a textile conservation intern at Museum Textile Services in Andover, and soon, I'll be appearing on their blog as well. And then there's my day job -- no blogging there...yet.
When I next return to Cambridge Considered, I'll be posting one of a few possibilities.
- At some point, I'm going to do another photo essay. This time, I want to trace the route that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow probably took when he walked to his lady friend (and future wife) Fanny Appleton's family home on Beacon Hill.
- I plan to do one or two more transportation posts, on trolleys and early busses, and on the good old MBTA.
- I've been saying for a long time that I will do a post on bicycles in Cambridge at some point.
In the meantime, here are a few Cambridge history tidbits you might be interested in.
- Did you know that the Cambridge Public Library has a sampling of its Archives and Special Collections on Flickr? I love when libraries do this.
- For you homeowners, the Cambridge Historical Commission sells a guide to historical paint colors for home exteriors, and they do consultations for free if your home is in a Cambridge historic district ($75 if it is not).
- The Cambridge Historical Society recently did an interesting post on the Russian origins of Harvard's bells.