The Wellesley Historical Society (WHS) will hold its annual fundraiser, Swing into Spring, on Thursday, May 9, 6:30 – 9:30pm on the Wellesley Country Club’s terrace, 300 Wellesley Avenue. This year the Society will honor the Anderson’s Jewelers family.
The Society invites the public to attend this yearly event that helps fund the WHS’s operational budget. Tickets are $125 each and include cocktails and heavy appetizers. The event will include a silent auction. Attire is informal, but this is the Country Club so please, no jeans or shirts without collars, and keep your midriff undercover, if you would. Details here on the dress code, if you really are at a loss.
Tickets can be purchased online in the near future or in person now. For information contact Amanda Fisher, Executive Director of the Wellesley Historical Society at 781-235-6690, or director@
John W. Anderson, grandfather of today’s owners, established Anderson’s Jewelers in 1947. With watch making skills he honed at the Waltham Watch Co. and a $500 loan from his sister-in-law, he founded Anderson’s Jewelers in Wellesley. This was at a time when watchmakers were in demand, so his entrepreneurial business grew quickly. From there, John’s son Robert joined the family business.
Today, Anderson’s Jewelers is currently in its third generation of Anderson ownership. Three of Robert’s children, Neil, Vickie and Kurt, share ownership and management responsibilities for the shop that their grandfather started more than 70 years ago. Their dad, now in his 90s, lives the good life in Florida and is still active in the business.