Category Archives: History

How Transportation Shaped Wellesley: Historical walk on Saturday

Wellesley Historical Society guided walk: How Transportation Shaped Wellesley Saturday, June 6 at 10:00 A.M. Join us for a 90-minute walking tour to learn how transportation has shaped Wellesley from the early days when the town was first incorporated, through today. This tour meets at the Society, 229 Washington Street in Wellesley and is best […]

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Wellesley Memorial Day observances

Also of interest… Wellesley High Memorial Garden rededicated in 2013  

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Tom Brady, Dustin Pedroia would want you to attend Wellesley Historical Society dinner/auction

The Wellesley Historical Society says that tickets remain though are selling fast for its Spring Celebration dinner and auction at Wellesley Country Club on May 15. The event will honor Captain Keith Marden and the Marden family. The event includes drinks, dinner, a video honoring the Mardens, music by Joe Pulsifer, a historical display, and […]

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Volunteers sought to place flags on U.S. veterans’ graves in Wellesley

                        The Wellesley Department of Veterans’ Services is looking for volunteers to assist in placing U. S. flags on veterans’ graves at Woodlawn Cemetery on Monday, May 11th  starting at 3:30 P.M. (In case of inclement weather, the rain date is the following Monday, May 18th […]

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Wellesley Girl Scouts celebrate 100-year milestone

It’s been a busy year for the Wellesley Girl Scouts, who recently held a successful fashion show to fund a service trip to Costa Rica. Don’t be surprised if the fashion focus continued during Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend, when local scouts might be donning historical uniforms during the annual Veterans’ Parade, according to high school troop […]

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Wellesley Historical Society to honor Capt. Marden & family

Keith Marden and family will be feted at the Wellesley Historical Society’s Spring Celebration at Wellesley Country Club on May 15. The evening will feature cocktails, music, historical displays, a buffet dinner, a video of the Marden family story, and both silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Historical Society, which […]

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Wellesley library to show documentary, “Race: The Power of an Illusion”

The groundbreaking PBS documentary series Race: The Power of an Illusion will show in three episodes, one per week, at the Wellesley Free Library starting March 4. The documentary aims to demonstrate how race is both a biological myth and a social invention. Join our moderators,  for a light dinner and then view and discuss the history of race and […]

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Shining a light on Wellesley Historical Society’s next Winter Wednesday kids’ program

The Wellesley Historical Society, in partnership with the Wellesley Community Center, will be offering the next “Winter Wednesday” children’s program on Wednesday, February 26 from 1 to 3 P.M. This is a drop-in program, so families can come and go as their schedules allow! The topic for February 26 will be “Illumination through History”. Participants […]

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