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

Calendar & Events, 2018 – 2019


Calendar & Events, 2018 – 2019

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.


Also check out our History Book Group!

2018-2019  Program Schedule:

Sunday, October 7th, 11 am to 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 at

November 11, Sunday, 2 pm.  Needham, Over There and Over Here
Gloria Greis, Executive Director, Needham History Center.  November 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, ending World War 1.  A lecture and accompanying exhibit will show how Needham participated – both at home, and Over There.

November 14, Wednesday, 6 – 9 pm.  The Needham History Center Annual Meeting
At the Needham Golf Club.  Join us to share some social time with our members and friends, as we celebrate the events of the year. Featured speaker – The Phantom Gourmet! Tickets are $50. Tickets and information on our website at

December 9, Sunday, 12 – 5 pm.  Holiday Shopping Day in our new Gift Shop!
Join us for some holiday treats as you join us for the Grand Opening of our newly-renovated Gift Shop, and find Needham gifts for everyone on your list.

February 9, Saturday, 7 – 11 pm.  Champagne & Chocolate: a Fundraiser to Benefit the History Center’s Schoolhouse Programs  At Knight Auditorium, Babson College.  Champagne & Chocolate is back! Come join us at this special evening that features live music from the Tom Nutile Band, hearty hors d’oeuvre, decadent chocolate desserts, and of course bubbly champagne! Info at

March 11, Monday, 7 pm.  Whiskey Talk & Tasting
Donal from Glendalough Distillery, and The James Pub & Provisions.  Get ready for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities with an introduction to some fabulous whiskeys and the stories behind the distillery.  Over 21 only please.

April 13, Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm.  The 37th (wow!) Annual Pansy Day Festival
For kids and adults!  Celebrate Spring, and Needham’s official flower with food, gifts, workshops, games, and activities.

May 5, Sunday, 2 pm.  New England Legends, with Jeff Belanger
At the North Hill Auditorium, 865 Central Avenue.  Jeff is back!  And this time he has stories to tell about New England’s many mysteries, histories, and not-always-explainable happenings.

We thank our Program Sponsor, North Hill

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