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Why We Live Here: The Margaret Fuller House

How great is it when you know a fundraiser is going to be, ahem, fun? The 7th Annual “Sweet Soul Supper,” to benefit the Margaret Fuller House (MFH) promises just that. “This event is not your typical fundraiser,” promises development associate Liz Looker. “It’s really a party, it’ll be colorful, there’ll be a lot of music, and a silent auction. In the past we’ve had up to 300 people attend.”

Eating great food, and enjoying music while showing our support for our community? Sounds like a win-win.

According to Ms. Looker, the fundraiser “makes everything we do possible.” Everything the Margaret Fuller House does includes: a school-age and summer explorations program; a food pantry; Area IV community outreach; a community building project; a collaboration center for families; a men’s health league; a technology center.

So dust off your dancing shoes, get your appetite ready, and join community members, longtime MFH volunteers and sponsors on Thursday, June 28 starting at 5:30 p.m. It’s being held at MIT’s Walker Memorial Building, 142 Memorial Drive. For more information, check out MFH’s website: www.margaretfullerhouse.org, or call Liz Looker at 617-547-4680.

The Margaret Fuller House at 71 Cherry St. has been an integral part of the Area IV community since 1902. Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was a teacher, a critic, a feminist, an author, an editor, and a prominent Transcendentalist. The house, built in 1807 by Margaret Fuller’s father, is a National Historic Landmark.