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

History Book Group


Please join the Needham History Center & Museum Book Group!

Our upcoming meeting schedule is below.  All who enjoy reading books based on history are welcome!  You are also  invited to bring some suggestions for future books.

We read a wide range of books in history, biography, and current issues – see the past lists for a better idea.  Fiction is also welcome, as long as the history is good. Please call Gloria (781-455-8860 or for more information or questions.

2021 – 2022  Schedule:

We are currently meeting on Zoom.  If you wish to attend and are not on the email updates list, please notify Gloria at

September 28Monkey Boy: A Novel (Francisco Goldman)

October 26This Land is Their Land – The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving (David J. Silberman)

December  7 Four Winds (Kristin Hannah)

January 25, 2022 Spin (Peter Zheutlin) – local author!

February 22Banned in Boston (Neil Miller)

March 22 @ 1:30 pm – All about Annie Oakley! Choose a biography about Annie Oakley to discuss and compare at this meeting.

April 26 @ 1:30 PM The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game (Mary Pilon)

May 24 @ 1:30 pmLiberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World (Maya Jasanoff)

June – TBD

See our reading lists from previous years.