“Of those to whom much is given, much is required.” ~ January 9, 1961 ~ JFK’s Farewell to the Massachusetts Legislature

Yesterday in his Inaugural Address, newly-sworn-in Governor Charlie Baker reminded us that on that rostrum in that Chamber, John F. Kennedy addressed the  Legislature and the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as he took his leave to become the 35th President of the United States. He noted ~ “Decades…

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“Whistler’s Father” by Julie Mofford

Here’s another fascinating story from Lowell’s history by Julie Mofford, a former staffer at the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission, who currently lives in midcoast Maine where she writes and works as a museum and historical society consultant. When I stayed with my grandparents in Zanesville, Ohio, my bed faced the…

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