Needham Historical Society Needham Historical Society, Needham Massachusetts 02492

Calendar & Events, 2014 – 2015

All Programs take place at the Needham Historical Society’s Upper Falls Schoolhouse (1147 Central Avenue), and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.


September 28th, Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm – Needham’s Walk thru History
It’s FREE!  Maps and information at

October 19, Sunday, 2 – 4 pm – Over Here – Needham in the First World War.
The first exhibit in our Bud Roche Gallery commemorates the centennial of WW1 with clothing, uniforms, and memorabilia from the Home Front.

October 25, Saturday, 11 am – 1 pm – Trolley Tour of Needham History
Join Henry Hicks for a guided ride around the historical sites of Needham.  Reservations required, 781-455-8860.

November 9, Sunday, 1 pm – Colonial Costume for American Girls
Join Jane Graham for an American Girl-themed colonial tea party, and a presentation on colonial dress and culture.  Co-Sponsored by the Col. McIntosh Chapter, NSDAR, and the Needham Historical Society.

November 16, Sunday, 2 pm – TBA

January  25, Sunday, 2 – 4 pm – The History of Needham in 100 Objects.
100 Objects for 100 years!  An exhibit opening and reception to celebrate the Needham Historical Society’s Centennial and the best of its collections.

February 7, Saturday, 7 – 11 pm  - Dancing with the Needham Stars
Special Needham Historical Society edition.  Tickets and information will be available in November.

February 15, Sunday, 2 pm – Return to Norumbega (a film by Joseph Hunter).
Do you remember dancing at the Totem Pole Ballroom?  Just in time for Valentine’s Day – an affectionate and nostalgic look at Norumbega Park in its heyday.

March 15, Sunday, 2 pm – The Gravestone Girls: Welcome to the Graveyard
A presentation about cemetery art and symbolism, with special reference to our own Needham cemeteries.  The Girls – Putting the “rave” back in “grave”!

April 4, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm – the 33d Annual Pansy Day
Come celebrate Spring and Needham’s official flower!

May 7, Thursday, 6 – 9 pm – the Needham Historical Society Annual Meeting
At the Needham Golf Club.  Tickets and information will be available in February.

We thank our Program Sponsor, North Hill

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