Category Archives: History

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. pic.twitter.com/HafrJgAixY — 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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Wellesley Historical Society walks: The Rise & Fall of Industry in Lower Falls

The Wellesley Historical Society presents: The Rise and Fall of Industry in Lower Falls  Saturday, November 1, 9:30 A.M. 
and Thursday, November 13 at 9:30 A.M.  Tour meets at the rear of Starbucks, 2322 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls. This is a 90-minute, one-mile guided historic walk, recommended for adults and interested teens. For more […]

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“Ether Dome” play recalls famed Wellesley dentist

Huntington Theatre Co’s new “Ether Dome” play, which recalls the early days of medical pain relief, has a solid Wellesley angle. It tells the story of Wellesley dentist William TG Morton, who took part in the first public demonstration of ether used as a surgical anesthetic in 1864and wound up being quite the controversial figure. […]

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New Wellesley Eagle Scout inspired by family’s military history

Here’s an early Veterans Day story with a local angle: 15-year-old Wellesley resident Max Morelli is being honored this month as a new Eagle Scout, a recognition earned in part through a service project that involved interviewing 10 military veterans. The veterans’ stories were captured on video and have been archived as part of the Veterans […]

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