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Calendar & Events, 2019 – 2020


Calendar & Events, 2019 – 2020

All Programs take place at the Needham History Center & Museum’s UPPER FALLS SCHOOLHOUSE (1147 Central Avenue), and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.


2019 – 2020 EVENTS CALENDAR:


Wednesday, September 18, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm – Garden Lunch with Lucy Stone
Enjoy a box lunch on the Terrace of the famed Endicott Estate, and hear about the struggle for women’s right to vote from renowned Suffragist Lucy Stone.  Tickets and information HERE.   This event has SOLD OUT.

Tuesday, September 24, 10 – 11:30 am – History Book Group
These Truths, by Jill Lepore.  See HERE for more information about the Book Group.


Sunday, October 6th, 11 am – 3 pm – Needham’s Walk thru History
Enjoy a self-guided tour through the familiar places that you only thought you knew well and learn the hidden history behind the places you see every day.  It’s FREE!  Maps and information HERE.

Tuesday, October 22, 10 – 11:30 am – History Book Group
Becoming, by Michelle Obama.  See HERE for more information about the Book Group.

Wednesday, October 30th, 6 – 9 pm – Annual Meeting and Dinner
at the MIT Endicott House, 80 Haven Street, Dedham.
A chance to meet and socialize, while enjoying fine food in a beautiful setting, and hearing about our projects, and the plans we have for the coming year.  Tickets and information HERE.


Sunday, November 17th, 2 pm – Bring on Broadway!  with Big Smile Entertainment.  Favorties from Yesterday and Today, including Fiddler, Oklahoma!, Chicago, Cats, Sound of Music, Les Miserables, Jersey Boys, West Side Story, King and I, South Pacific and many more..  Interactive live entertainment, that leaves you with a Big Smile!


Sunday, December 1st, 2 pm.  Creepy Christmas.  with Jeff Belanger.  We like to think of Christmas as being full of sugarplums and toys and Jolly Old St Nick.  But St Nick wasn’t always so jolly. Come find out about his OTHER assistants – Krampus, Belsnickel, and all of the ancient Christmas legends that we try to forget… (May not be suitable for young children)

Sunday, December 8th, 11 am – 4 pm.  Holiday Shopping Day in our new Gift Shop! Our Gift Shop has gifts, ornaments, and apparel. The Heirloom Shoppe has serveware for your holiday table, plus unique gifts and treasures that you can’t find anywhere else. Something for everyone!


Tuesday, January 28, 10 – 11:30 am – History Book Group
Making Haste from Babylon: the Mayflower Pilgrims and their World, by Nick Bunker.  See HERE for more information about the Book Group.


February 8, Saturday, 7 – 11 pm.  Champagne & Chocolate: a Fundraiser to Benefit the History Center’s Programs.  Tickets and information will be available after December 1.


Sunday, March 15th, 2 pm.  5500 Years of Irish History in 50 Minutes.  with Kelly Dunn.  THe jopy and tragedy of Ireland, in hnor of St Patrick’s Day.  All the sinners, all the saints, all the troubles, and all the triumphs – in just under an hour. Can she do it? It’ll take a miracle!


April 11, Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm.  The 38th (wow!) Annual Pansy Day Festival
For kids and adults!  Celebrate Spring, and Needham’s official flower with food, gifts, workshops, games, and activities.


Sunday, May 17th, 2 pm.  Exhibit Opening Reception.  Join us to celebrate the opening of our new interactive children’s exhibit.  Playing with the toys encouraged!



We thank our Program Sponsor, North Hill

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