Wellesley Historical Society‘s Winter Wednesdays programs for kids are back starting on Jan. 6. Winter Wednesdays is a series of children’s programs that each feature a different historical topic. During Winter Wednesdays, children investigate and learn about history through fun, hands-on activities and games. The program is conducted by the Wellesley Historical Society in partnership with the Wellesley Community Center
Here’s the line-up:
A day in the life of a Revolutionary War soldier: Join reenactor Tom Dietzel as he shows what weapons soldiers used, what food they ate, and what clothes they wore when they were in encampment or on the march.
Write with Carrie Denton: Read diary entries of a Wellesley girl in the 1880s and learn what life was like for children growing up in Wellesley during the town’s early days.
Historical photographs: Discover how photographs give us clues into the past and help us learn about the history of our community and the world.
Clothing History: Explore how fashions have changed over the years. Why did people wear what they wore? What can clothing tell us about the past?
Advertisements: Find out what role advertisements played in how people decided what to purchase throughout history. How have they changed? Were advertisements as effective 50, 100, or even 200 years ago as they are today?
Atlases and maps: Explore what Wellesley was like through the decades by viewing old atlases and maps, and discover how the town has changed.
Postcards: Now just a novelty we buy at gift shops on vacation, postcards were once quite popular. Discover what postcards can teach us about the history of Wellesley and beyond.
Each program takes place at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. There is no need to register, and there is no cost. For more information, please email Erica Dumont at [email protected] or call (781) 235-6690.