Know Your Foe: Boston Culture

Heading to Boston for the BC-BU hockey games? No trip to Boston would be complete without a little local culture. First on the list? LetsGoDU recommends a visit to Harvard Medical School's Longwood Campus to see Phineas Gage.

Gage was a railroad construction foreman. Unfortunately, he had a metal rod from a tamping iron shot straight thru his skull and his left frontal lobe. He lived for another 10 years but was never quite the same. After he died, his skull was dug up and the skull and the rod are displayed at the Countway Library of Medicine, in a small public gallery - open Mon-Fri 9-5. It's on the top floor of the library.

A back-up plan would be a 1.5 hour drive to visit the dead Frog Circus in Holyoke, MA. It's located in the Carriage House at the Wistariahurst Museum. It's basically a circus created with taxidermied frogs, and rats, some of the rats being used as horses. Said one visitor of the display, "This was one of the best things that has ever happened to me."

High-wire Frog

For more cultural opportunities in Massachusetts, go to Roadside America to enrich your visit.
Roadside America

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