Category Archives: History

November Wellesley History Mystery

From Wellesley Historical Society:   Upham Elementary School opened its doors to students on January 2, 1957. The school was dedicated in June 1957 and named in memory of the late Ernest F. Upham. Mr. Upham served as the head of the History Department at Wellesley High School and died on February 9, 1957, the […]

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Wellesley Historical Society shares stories behind cemetery, homes

                            The Wellesley Historical Society has had a busy fall sharing knowledge about various parts of town. The latest activity took place on Halloween at the Village Church cemetery, where Society Executive Director Erica Dumont led a family-friendly program in which she […]

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Time to turn the page on Wellesley Historical Society wall calendar

It turns out that the 2015 Wellesley Historical Society wall calendar has become something of a collectors’ item: It’s going to be the last one, according to Society board member and past president Martin Padley. Padley has announced his “retirement from the calendar business…” “Sad to say, but 2015 was the last year for the calendar. […]

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Wellesley Veterans Day observances coming up

INFORMATION:    Stanley Spear,   781-489-7509

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Spooky — and Educational: Historical Tour of Wellesley Village Church Cemetery

From Wellesley Historical Society: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. Have you ever wondered who lies beneath the earth in the old burying ground behind the Village Church in Wellesley Square? Join us as we walk through the cemetery on Halloween! This family-friendly tour will feature several notable Wellesley residents who are buried in […]

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Wellesley historical homes tour has sold out

The Wellesley Historical Society has announced that its Historical Homes Tour slated for Saturday, Oct. 24 has sold out. Keep up on future WHS events on the Society’s website and Facebook page.

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Wellesley Historical Society golf tournament rescheduled for 10/26

From Wellesley Historical Society: Given that the forecast is for frost Monday morning 10/19 and that lunch would be served outside with temperatures in the 40s, the Wellesley Historical Society Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for Monday morning, October 26. The forecast for that day is in the mid-60s. Given the generally cold fall mornings, […]

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Wellesley RDF closed on Columbus Day

Wellesley town offices, libraries and schools — as well as the dump — are closed on Monday, Oct. 12, in honor of Columbus Day.

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