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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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Learn about the Lincoln Letter at Wellesley library

The Wellesley Historical Society presents author William Martin on Sunday, Feb. 22 at Wellesley Free Library at 2pm for a lecture about his latest novel, “The Lincoln Letter, the story of a missing Lincoln diary.” While the book is historical fiction, it delves into the real issues of Abraham Lincoln’s views on slavery and how they […]

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Celebrate Black History Month at Babson on Feb. 23

Educator Dr. Steve Perry and Musical Historian Lawrence “Larry” Watson  will join the Babson Community on February 23rd to celebrate the contributions and historic impact African Americans have had on our nation. Register here Dr. Perry will deliver a thought-provoking discussion about the social issues that build both the individual and the community. Featured in […]

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Wellesley’s snowy history

History Highlight, from Kathleen Fahey, Curator of the Wellesley Historical Society Tired of the snow already? Consider the plight of Wellesley residents in the winter of 1945, which saw several major snowstorms. After an additional 16 inches was dropped on Feb. 8, 1945, the Townsman reported that the storm “threatened our utilities, brought traffic to a standstill and rendered […]

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Wellesley artist Mary Brewster Hazelton featured at next Winter Wednesday program for kids

The Wellesley Historical Society, in partnership with the Wellesley Community Center, will be offering the next “Winter Wednesday” children’s program on Wednesday, February 4, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, so families can come and go as their schedules allow. The topic for February 4 will be “What is Art?” Participants […]

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