Needham Historical Society Needham Historical Society, Needham Massachusetts 02492

Calendar & Events, 2014 – 2015


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.

Also check out our History Book Group!

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 – Needham Goes Over There –  Needham, the War, and the Home Front in World War 1.
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, with Henry Hicks
Take a trolley ride around Needham’s most interesting historic places, guided by Needham historian Henry Hicks.

November 9, Sunday, 1 pm – Colonial Costume for American Girls 
Co-Sponsored by the Col. McIntosh Chapter, NSDAR, and the Needham Historical Society.

November 16, Sunday, 2 pm – Something Old, Something New: the Barbary Pirates of the 1800s and Pirates Today.
Join  Bob Begin for an adventurous voyage through the past and present of piracy on the High Seas.

February 7, Saturday, 7 pm – Midnight  – Dancing with the Needham Stars… A Centennial Gala

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

March 15, Sunday, 2 pm – The Gravestone Girls: Welcome to the Graveyard.  At North Hill, 865 Central Avenue, Needham.
A presentation about cemetery art and symbolism, with special reference to our own Needham cemeteries.  The Girls – Putting the “rave” back in “grave”!

March 22, Sunday, 2 pm – Part 1
April 19, Sunday, 2 pm – Part 2
Letters Home, the Civil War Letters of George W. Harwood
The a two-part presentation that features excerpts from a collection of 184 letters written by Civil War soldier George W. Harwood to his family in North Brookfield, MA.

April 12, 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.  (Postponed from an earlier date).

New Date!  April 18, Saturday, 9am – 3pm – the 33d Annual Pansy Day
Come celebrate Spring and Needham’s official flower!

May 14, Thursday, 6 – 9 pm – the Needham Historical Society Annual Meeting
At the Needham Golf Club.  Tickets and information will be available in April.


We thank our Program Sponsor, North Hill

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