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Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders:  a Shared History

Historic Newton, the Natick Historical Society, the Needham History Center & Museum, and the Wellesley Historical Society are joining together to present four programs in the Spring and Summer of 2019 that focuses on the development of the four neighboring towns. The partnership combines our research and knowledge, and engages our broad audience in learning about the shared history of these bordering communities.

Program planning is currently underway for these four topics:

  1.  A walking tour of Lower Falls, literally crossing the border between Newton and Wellesley
  2.  The forces that shaped our towns as Boston’s suburbs
  3. The untold history of “praying towns” from a Native American perspective
  4. A river runs through us: new takes on Charles River history

Our collaboration grew from the recognition that borders in this region – municipal and psychological – have shifted over time. Together, our four organizations can interpret a larger story that crosses the porous borders between our cities and towns, learning about the trends that have shaped our region.

More details about the schedule will be available shortly.  For further information, contact each historical organization: Historic Newton, the Natick Historical Society, the Needham History Center & Museum, and the Wellesley Historical Society.