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Exhibit Opening Reception

October 23, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Exhibit Opening Reception

This event is free and open to all. Join us as we celebrate the opening of two new exhibits!

The Game of Life: the Serious Business of Children’s Games. Although we prefer our kids to play “educational” games, most games for kids are for distraction and relaxation. Not so in the 1800s, when “leisure,” especially for children, was considered wasteful if not actually harmful, and games for children were deadly serious. We thank BID-Needham for their generous support of this exhibit.

Déjà View: a Look Backward at Needham through the Cartoons of Bob Larsen.  For many years, Bob Larsen drew a weekly cartoon for the Needham Times, commenting on the town’s current events and concerns. His observations were witty, but affectionate; barbed, but never mean. Bob was deeply involved in town affairs, and a keen observer of his fellow-townsfolk.  This exhibit of some of the best of Bob’s cartoons, as well as some f his commercial artwork, is a chronicle of the events, old friends, urgent concerns, and all of the ins and outs that weave the fabric of our community.


Needham History Center
1147 Central Ave
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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Gloria Greis, Executive Director
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