Category Archives: History

Kids: Learn about famous Wellesley Denton Butterflies on Wednesday

The Wellesley Historical Society, in partnership with the Wellesley Community Center, will be offering the next “Winter Wednesday” children’s program on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 1-3pm. This is a drop-in program, so families can come and go as their schedules allow. The topic for Jan. 21 will be “The Denton Butterflies.” Participants will learn about Wellesley’s Denton […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Wellesley

Wellesley town offices, libraries and schools — as well as the dump — are closed on Monday, Jan. 19, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. One way you can celebrate MLK’s birthday is by attending an event at the Wellesley Community Center on Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm that will feature interactive activities, […]

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Meet a Patriot named Tom in Wellesley this Wednesday

The Wellesley Historical Society continues its new free Winter Wednesdays drop-in program series for kids on Wednesday, Jan. 14 from 1-3pm with a very special guest: Revolutionary War re-enactor Tom Dietzel. Not to be confused with New England Patriot QB Tom Brady, Dietzel actually has gotten some action at Gillette Stadium as part of the End […]

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Wellesley Historical Society 2015 calendar available now

The Wellesley Historical Society‘s 2015 calendar is available now in stores around town including Wellesley Books, Roche Bros (service desk), Andrews Pharmacy, Green’s Hardware, Walgreen’s, Anderson’s Jewelers, E. A. Davis, Lux, Bond and Green, the Windsor Press, and the Society’s Tollhouse Shop in the Dadmun-McNamara House, which is open Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 […]

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Wellesley Historical Society presents Winter Wednesdays

The Wellesley Historical Society is partnering with the Wellesley Community Center to offer a new series of children’s programs called “Winter Wednesdays” beginning in December. The programs are geared toward children aged five to ten and will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, every Wednesday from […]

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Veterans Day observed in Wellesley

#WPD: Thank you Veterans. — 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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