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Calendar & Events, 2017 – 2018


Needham’s Walk Through History

Sunday, October 8, 2017 – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Walk, Ride, or Drive through 300 years of Needham’s History!

Take a Walk through 300 Years of Needham’s History with the Needham Historical Society!  Enjoy a self-guided tour through the familiar places that you only thought you knew well! Learn the hidden history behind the places you see every day.

Walk Through History and learn more about…

  • the Bank Robbery, the Old Center, and the Odd Fellows’ Fire,
  • the McIntosh Tavern,  the Mark(ed) Tree, and moving the First Church,
  • building Memorial Park, the Center-Heights Feud,  Nehoiden, and more!

It’s FREE!  Print out the map HERE or, pick up a Map at the Historical Society, at our table at the NBA Harvest Fair on October 7th, or along the route on Walk Day, October 8th.   History Walk Map 2017  (.pdf)

Information signs are located all along the way, corresponding to the Map Numbers that mark each sign location.  Start any time, and follow as much or as little of the route as you wish.  You can Walk, Ride, or Drive along all or part of the route. And there are Docents along the way to answer your questions.

History Walk Selfie Challenge!

It’s your time to shine!  To enter our History Walk Selfie Challenge and win an Orange Leaf gift card, we ask our fans to post a selfie to our wall ( in front of their favorite History Walk site.  Post your selfie anytime the weekend of October 7 & 8 and Needham Historical Society staff will select the 5 best selfies at 5pm on walk day, Sunday, October 8th.  Winners will be notified accordingly.  Thank you Orange Leaf Needham for providing this yummy prize.  (*This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.)


For sponsorship information and opportunities please contact Suzanne Baker, Development Manager, at 781 455 8860 or email

Event Sponsors:



History Buffs: Hub Sponsors

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NC Wyeth: Site Sponsors

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