Category Archives: History

Veterans Day observed in Wellesley

#WPD: Thank you Veterans. pic.twitter.com/HafrJgAixY — Wellesley Police (@WellesleyPolice) November 11, 2014

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Wellesley Media honors WWII veterans

To honor Wellesley veterans on Veterans’ Day, the Wellesley cable channel (Wellesley Media) will broadcast a special hour-long interview with WWII veteran and longtime resident Bob Hinchliffe. Program Director Dana Volke has announced that the show will air at 1:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, on Verizon Channel 39 and Comcast Channel 9. […]

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Wellesley Historical Society lecture: Lost Boston

Join the Wellesley Historical Society on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7pm at Wellesley Free Library, where local author/historian Anthony Sammarco will discuss some of the prominent buildings in Boston that have been demolished or altered over the last 200 years. Sammarco has written over 60 books on local history and has also taught at the […]

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Wellesley Historical Society walks: The Rise & Fall of Industry in Lower Falls

The Wellesley Historical Society presents: The Rise and Fall of Industry in Lower Falls  Saturday, November 1, 9:30 A.M. 
and Thursday, November 13 at 9:30 A.M.  Tour meets at the rear of Starbucks, 2322 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls. This is a 90-minute, one-mile guided historic walk, recommended for adults and interested teens. For more […]

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“Ether Dome” play recalls famed Wellesley dentist

Huntington Theatre Co’s new “Ether Dome” play, which recalls the early days of medical pain relief, has a solid Wellesley angle. It tells the story of Wellesley dentist William TG Morton, who took part in the first public demonstration of ether used as a surgical anesthetic in 1864and wound up being quite the controversial figure. […]

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New Wellesley Eagle Scout inspired by family’s military history

Here’s an early Veterans Day story with a local angle: 15-year-old Wellesley resident Max Morelli is being honored this month as a new Eagle Scout, a recognition earned in part through a service project that involved interviewing 10 military veterans. The veterans’ stories were captured on video and have been archived as part of the Veterans […]

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Wellesley Historical Society’s golf tournament Oct. 6

For anyone who has ever wanted to play golf at Nehoiden Golf Club at Wellesley College, an opportunity has just arrived. On Monday morning, October 6, the Wellesley Historical Society will be holding its 2014 Golf Tournament, which is open to the public for a contribution of $50 per player.  The fee includes  a continental […]

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Wellesley Historical Society dinner, golf tourney on tap

The Wellesley Historical Society will hold its annual dinner on September 28 at Weston’s Golden Ball Tavern, which was built in 1768. There will be tours of the tavern, the event will pay tribute to the Wellesley Police Department, and Chief Terrence Cunningham will be the guest of honor. Ten percent of proceeds from fundraising […]

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