The Wellesley Historical Society, in an effort to expand its mission to serve as the historical resource center for the town, is planning to roll out historical walks in spring/summer of 2013.
The organization has gotten as far as the focus-group phase, taking about 20 participants around Wellesley Hills last week for a two-mile, two-hour, walk and talk about transportation and how it shaped the town. Next time you pass Weston Road as you travel Route 9 west bound, be thankful that you don’t have to stop and pay a toll, as your would have before private cars and public trolleys made their way to town. And before you start getting nostalgic for those public trolleys that used to run up and down Washington Street, know that apparently they used to be more like public menaces, either outright running down the local gentry or bumping riders right off and into the streets.
The Society was founded in 1925 and is located at 229 Washington St.