Happy Birthday, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Writer’s Almanac)

Each year an anonymous donor provides flowers to help the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library mark the occasion.

One of the College’s most illustrious graduates, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a member of the Class of 1825, was born February 27, 1807. The poet’s birthday and his connection to the College are highlighted on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor.

The life and contributions of the foremost 19th-century American poet have been honored during the month of February with Longfellow Days 2011: Longfellow and the Maine Tradition, a series of cultural programs celebrating the vocational and patriotic values in the poet’s vision of the artisan.

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