The Wellesley Historical Society kicks off its 2019 Winter Wednesday series for kids ages 5-10 on Jan. 9, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children are invited to explore “America the Beautiful: A Patriotic Song with Roots in Wellesley” and take part in a craft with staff from the Society, in partnership with the Wellesley Main Library.
“America the Beautiful” was composed by Wellesley poet, Katharine Lee Bates. Create your own, “America the Beautiful,” with a mixed media collage.
The Wellesley Historical Society and the Wellesley Free Library are offering Winter Wednesday programs from Jan. 9-30. The program takes place in the children’s room of the Wellesley Main Library from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Drop in anytime; there is no need to register and no admission fee. For a full schedule of Winter Wednesday’s programs, visit www.
Also on the schedule:
January 16, 2019
“A Rainbow of Colors: The Denton Butterflies”
Experience samples of original butterflies collected by the Denton family in the late 19th century and preserved today in butterfly boxes. Crafts will include painted butterflies, stenciling and wooden butterfly recreations.
January 23, 2019
“A View Back in Time: Historical Wellesley Postcards”
Enjoy postcards from the Wellesley Historical Society dating back to the early 20th century. See if you can recognize sights and scenes from Wellesley of the past. Create your own postcards using historic images of Wellesley to send to a friend.
January 30, 2019
“Fantastical Fish: Watercolors of Tropical Fish by Wellesley’s Sherman Denton”
While his brothers preferred collecting butterflies, Sherman Denton was entranced by fish. Denton traveled around the globe at the turn of the twentieth century to search out and paint exotic fish. Create your own watercolor fish or make a bookmark featuring a Denton fish.
For more information, email [email protected] or call (781) 235-6690.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wellesley Cultural Council.