The Wellesley Historical Society, tucked away at the 1824 Dadmun-McNamara House along Rte. 16 near Rte. 9 next to the Wellesley Community Center, has maxed out its space and is plotting an expansion of some sort or another.
George Roman, former president of the society as well as an architect, is overseeing a complete site survey to figure out what sort of space the organization needs to accommodate its growing archives and to better present exhibits. A Community Preservation Commission grant has in part funded the feasibility study.
Executive Director Beth Krimmel says “The grant was for a feasibility study on a 5,000 sq. ft. expansion of the Dadmun-McNamara house. The feasibility will determine how and where the space could be added. If the addition is feasible, the end result of the study would be a schematic design.”
The neighboring Wellesley Community Center itself could one day be part of a new community services campus that would include services for Wellesley’s senior citizens.
By the way, if you’re scrambling for a last-minute gift for someone in town, the society’s 2011 calendar is now available for $10 at the organization’s Tollhouse Shop, which is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, as well as various businesses in town, including Roche Bros. and Wellesley Booksmith.