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Winter Wednesdays: “Fantastical Fish and Where to Find Them: Watercolors of Tropical Fish by Wellesley’s Sherman Denton”
January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Wellesley Historical Society and the Wellesley Free Library are offering Winter Wednesdays through February 14. The program takes place in the children’s room of the main library from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Drop in anytime; there is no need to register and no admission fee.
Winter Wednesday’s is a series of weekly programs for children ages 5-10, each one featuring a different historical topic. Children learn history in a hands-on way, using arts and crafts, games, and other fun activities.
January 24, 2018
“Fantastical Fish and Where to Find Them: 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 of a fish or whatever inspires you!
January 31, 2018
“What to Wear: Victorian fashion in Wellesley”
Learn about how proper ladies and gentlemen dressed and create your own Victorian outfit with a fun craft.
February 7, 2018
“What’s in a Name?: Place Names of Wellesley”
Ever wondered how our town got its name? Do you know the meaning behind your street name? Come and learn about how everyday places in Wellesley received their names and enjoy a craft.
February 14, 2018
“Be My Valentine: Historic Valentines from Wellesley”
Check out our historic collection of valentine postcards with classic details such as hearts and lace as well as wacky designs including four-leaf clovers and spider webs. Create a card to bestow upon your valentine!