Kids’ program in Wellesley focuses on history of food

The Wellesley Historical Society, in partnership with the Wellesley Community Center, will be offering the next “Winter Wednesday” children’s program on Wednesday, January 28, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, so families can come and go as their schedules allow. The topic for January 28 will be “Food: the Old Ways.”

Participants will learn about how New Englanders got their food before there were supermarkets. What has changed and what has stayed the same?  Was food healthier years ago? If so, can we go back to the “old way” and change the way we consume food now? Participants will make their own butter in a way similar to how it would have been made in the 1700s!

This program is free and open to the public and will take place in the Hoffman Room at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street in Wellesley. For more information call (781) 235-6690 or email A complete schedule of “Winter Wednesdays” is available at This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wellesley Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.