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Crossing Borders

     

    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.  Sunday, April 28 at 1:00 pm.  Suggested donation $10. Registration and details HERE.

    2.  The Women of Natick and Ponkapoag: The Untold History of “praying towns” from a Native American Perspective.  Kristen Wyman (Natick Nipmuk) and Elizabeth Solomon (Massachusett Ponkapoag).  Thursday, May 30 at 7:00-8:00 pm. Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central Street, Natick.  This program is free an open to the public.    More information HERE.

    3.  The Forces that Shaped our Towns as Boston’s Suburbs.  James O’Connell.  Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 pm. At the Needham History Center & Museum, 1147 Central Avenue, Needham.

    4.  Down by the River: New Takes on Charles River History. Kathleen Rowe.  Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm.  At Historic Newton’s Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverly Avenue, Newton.

    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.

    For further information and updates, you can also contact each historical organization: Historic Newton, the Natick Historical Society, the Needham History Center & Museum, and the Wellesley Historical Society.

     

    Crossing Borders is supported by a generous grant from the Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation