Most Wellesley Historical Society activities naturally go heavy on the history. The lecture series typically reflects on events such as wars gone by and Wellesley’s famous past citizens like Katharine Lee Bates. Historical walks, behind-the-scenes tours of the society’s collection and an annual gala that honors a town contributor are all what you’d expect from the society.
But this past Sunday’s Craft Beer Experience held at the Wellesley College Club took a different twist. Sure, reps from Narragansett Brewing, Peak Organic, Jack’s Abby, Mayflower and Barleycorn’s Craft Brew did their best to drop a few bits of history or note whether any Wellesley-ites were among their founders or investors. And Wellesley Historical Society updated attendees on its upcoming activities. But this event was much more about tasting the New England beers and accompanying food, and hobnobbing with a diversely-aged crowd (well, 18+).
Raffle and door prizes, plus a mini version of the Society’s Tollhouse Shop, added to the fun.
Here’s to more such Wellesley Historical Society events in the future.
(Editor’s note: I volunteer on the Society’s Education Committee)