Calendar & Events 2012 – 2013
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.
OCTOBER 14, Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm – Needham’s Walk thru History
It’s FREE! Maps and information at www.needhamhistory.org/HistoryWalk.
OCTOBER 28, Sunday, 2 to 4 pm – Family Open House
Bring the kids! Learn about our Schoolhouse programs, see our exhibits, and enjoy activities and refreshments.
NOVEMBER 11, Sunday, 2 pm – Personal Stories of the Civil War
Claire Fusaro and Janet Drake. The experience of Needham’s soldiers, and a personal journey to trace an ancestor’s service. Also, tour our new exhibit, Free Soil – Free Men: Needham in the Civil War.
NOVEMBER 18, Sunday, 1 pm – Freedom’s Cost: the Story of Nathaneal Greene
Local author Janet Uhlar discusses her historical novel about the all-but-forgotten hero who served as George Washington’s right-hand man, strategist, and heir apparent. Co-Sponsored by the Col. William McIntosh Chapter, NSDAR and the Needham Historical Society.
DECEMBER 9, Sunday, 2 to 4 pm – Holiday Open House
FEBRUARY 2, Saturday – Champagne & Chocolate Goes Country! 7:00 – 10:30 pm, Powers Hall.
Something a little different, with live music by the Catie Offerman Band, Blue Ribbon BBQ, auctions, and dancing. For information and tickets, www.needhamhistory.org/tickets.
NEW! FEBRUARY 16, Saturday, at 3:00 pm, Powers Hall – The Millen Faber Gang, a film by Derick Risner.
On February 2, 1934, three men robbed The Needham Trust Company and killed two Needham police officers… More…
NEW! MARCH 10, Sunday, 2:oo pm – The Midwife’s Revolt
A reading and conversation with local author Jodi Daynard. Her new book, The Midwife’s Revolt, takes the reader on a journey to the founding days of America. It follows midwife Lizzie Boylston from her grieving days of widowhood after Bunker Hill, to her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams, and finally to her dangerous work as a spy for the Cause. A novel rich in historical detail,The Midwife’s Revolt opens a window onto the real lives of colonial women. Co-Sponsored by the Col. William McIntosh Chapter, NSDAR and the Needham Historical Society.
MARCH 17, Sunday, 2 pm – a Concert! The Irish-American Musical Experience.
Music for St. Patrick’s Day, featuring the band Ask Your Father, with Rick Spencer, Rich Kelly, and Dee Kelly.
APRIL 6 – 31st Annual Pansy Day!
MAY 9 – The Needham Historical Society Annual Meeting
Guest Speaker – Carlo Rotella, Professor of English/American Studies at Boston College, writer, and columnist for the Boston Globe. For information and Tickets, see www.needhamhistory.org/AnnualMeeting.