Needham Historical Society Needham Historical Society, Needham Massachusetts 02492

Calendar & Events, 2015 – 2016


Calendar & Events, 2015 – 2016

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.

Also check out our History Book Group!

October 4th, Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm – Needham’s Walk thru History
It’s FREE!  Maps and information at

October 29, Thursday, 7 pm – Gothic Ghost Tales by Candlelight
Why should kids have all the Halloween fun?  Join storyteller Rita Parisi for an evening of stories that will rattle your teacups and haunt your dreams…   Scary! Not for children.

November 8, Sunday, 2 – 4 pm – ‘The History of Needham in 100 Objects’ Exhibit Reception
Join us for a reception celebrating our new exhibit and a wrap-up party for our Centennial year!

POSTPONED!  Will be rescheduled for the Spring, TBD.
December 5, Saturday, 2:30 – 4 pm – Pop-Up Museum
Bring one of your own treasures for an impromptu exhibit – show-and-tell for grownups! Share your stories – and some refreshments – with each other and visitors. Participation is free, but REGISTRATION is required to display. See for program and registration information.

January 10, Sunday, 2 pm – Return to Norumbega (a film by Joseph Hunter)
Did you dance at the Totem Pole Ballroom? An affectionate and nostalgic look at Norumbega Park in its heyday.

February 6, Saturday, 7 – 11 pm – The Needham Speakeasy (at “The Society” – shhhh!)
Psssst! – Slip the bouncer at the door a few bucks for a night of hot music, illicit booze, shady characters, politicos on the take, and a maybe a few lucky deals. And tell ‘em – Moe sent you.

March 13, Sunday, 2 pm – Wingmasters: Native American Artifacts and Birds of Prey
Native Americans revered birds of prey for their majestic appearance and hunting prowess. Wingmasters uses live birds and artifacts to show how Native Americans transformed natural materials into objects of beauty and drama.  For kids and adults.

April 9, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm – the 34th Annual Pansy Day
For kids and adults – Celebrate Spring, and Needham’s official flower!

May 26, Thursday, 6 pm – the Needham Historical Society Annual Meeting (Please note – New Date!)
At the Needham Historical Society. Tickets and information will be available soon.




We thank our Program Sponsor, North Hill

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