Category Archives: History

Whaling, lighthouse & Paul Revere among Wellesley Historical Society lecture topics

The Wellesley Historical Society has released its 2015-2016 lecture series schedule. All events are free and will be held at Wellesley Free Library. Sunday September 27, 2015 2:00 p.m. Wakelin Room Wellesley Main Library The History of Boston Light Sally Snowman, the 70th keeper of Boston Light, will discuss the history of this famous lighthouse […]

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Wellesley to become Purple Heart Community

From Wellesley Veterans’ Office: For many years the Military Order of the Purple Heart, MOPH, has been encouraging communities and states around the country to declare themselves to be Purple Heart Communities. To honor these brave men and women, those who were injured in the service and those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave […]

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Wellesley WWII veteran’s photos on exhibit in LA at Japanese American museum

Wellesley World War II veteran Sus Ito is profiled in the LA Times because he has a photo exhibit on display in Los Angeles that documents the life of his segregated, under-appreciated and highly-decorated Japanese-American Army unit. The exhibit, “Before they were heroes: Sus Ito’s World War II images,” is being shown at the Japanese American […]

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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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