Needham History Center & Museum Needham History Center & Museum, Needham Massachusetts 02492

The Pop-Up Museum: Sharing Objects / Sharing Stories

Sunday, December 11, at the Needham Historical Society

HELP CREATE a temporary community exhibit inspired by our new exhibition: “The History of Needham in 100 Objects.” Bring in one object from your home that tells a story about you – something about your won family and history, or something that tells about a favorite experience, event, or occasion that you have had in Needham. Select something that can sit on a table and is no bigger than a bread box!

OR, JUST COME TO SEE!  Visitors are welcome from 2:30 – 4:00 pm, to see the displays, chat with each other, enjoy some holiday refreshments, and visit the Historical Society’s exhibits.


  • 1-2:30 pm: Set-up objects/write labels
  • 2:30-4 pm: Public viewing and reception

How It Works:

  • Participation is FREE, but  you must register to display.  Space is limited.
  • Choose a favorite object that tells a story about you – your family, your childhood, your school, anything!
  • Join us at 1:00 pm to start setting up your display. You will write a brief label describing your object, and then you’ll share its story with the rest of the group
  • At 2:30 the public is invited to view the Pop-Up Museum and “The History of Needham in 100 Objects,” and enjoy refreshments.
  • At the end of the day, you will take your object home, along with a set of new stories about our community.

We’ll provide the materials – frames, markers, boxes, index cards – for you to use to display your object and write a label. All you have to do is bring in the object and a willingness to share your story.

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Sharing Objects/Sharing Stories Registration

Email the following information to Gloria Greis at, or mail it to Needham Historical Society, 1147 Central Ave., Needham, MA 02492. PLEASE REGISTER BY DECEMBER 1st.

Name:  __________________________________________

Phone/E-mail:  ____________________________________

Brief description of Object:  _______________________________________________