Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saturday Snapshot

Saturday Snapshot is run by Alyce of At Home With Books

Harvard Yard

The Old Yard section of Harvard, right off the eastbound T station. April 2011.

I decided to post this since I'm reading Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks right now. At the time when I was visiting Boston, I hadn't heard of this book yet. My plan the day I stayed in Cambridge was to visit the Peabody Museum, which is famous in anthropology, because many of the early archaeologists worked for Harvard and "acquired" artifacts for the Peabody. The Peabody has a small exhibit about a dig that was conducted a few years back at the site of the Harvard Indian College, as part of the 350th anniversary of that school. As I started Caleb's Crossing, and reading that Caleb Cheeshahteaumauk was the first graduate of of the Indian College, it dawned on me the relation to the exhibit.

Now, in relation to the picture, I would have been standing in the vicinity of the Old College, and to the left would have been the Indian College.

If you'd like to learn more on the Harvard Indian College, the exhibit is Digging Veritas and is found at the Peabody Museum. Find more about visiting the exhibit, or viewing the online exhibit here. I'd highly recommend viewing the online exhibit if you've read this book.


Alyce said...

It was great getting to learn some of the background behind the photo. I hope to have the chance to visit there someday!

Trish said...

What a beautiful campus that is. My son's dream is to go to Harvard business school. We're crossing fingers and dreaming big!

Louise said...

So beautiful and green in that first flush of spring

Veens said...

Wow, it is beautiful :)