What happened in your neighborhood two, twenty, two hundred years ago? For the past three years, Cambridgeport residents, businesses and non-profits have posted signs in front of their properties telling interesting tidbits from their recent or distant, personal or public past.
In October of 2009 over seventy signs cropped up for the first “If This House Could Talk…”; in 2011, over 150 signs. Signs told about whatever local residents found interesting:
- Residents, including writers, social activists, Shakers, and “regular people”;
- Houses extensively renovated or virtually untouched, built as wedding gifts or boarding houses;
- A church where Martin Luther King and J.F.K. once spoke; and
- Gardens that grow potatoes for homemade fries or colorful dahlias–and plots that grew wartime vegetables.
Last year “If This House Could Talk…” was featured on WBUR’s Radio Boston. Listen here: http://radioboston.wbur.org/2011/10/06/if-this-house-could-talk.
If you would like to participate in the 2012 “If This House Could Talk…” contact Jay, Gavin, or Kit at firstname.lastname@example.org.