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Garden Luncheon


    Garden Luncheon

    Garden Luncheon with Lucy Stone
    September 18 (Wednesday), 11:30 am.  MIT Endicott House, 80 Haven Street, Dedham, MA.

    Something new! The Needham History Center is offering a Garden Box Lunch at the MIT Endicott Estate, with a performance of “I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone,” by History at Play, featuring Judith Kalaora as suffragist Lucy Stone. The lunch will be served on the Terrace overlooking the Endicott’s world-famous gardens.

    MIT’s beautiful Endicott House was built in 1934 as the private estate of H. Wendell Endicott, owner of the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company.  Endicott built his French-style mansion on  a property previously owned by Stephen Minot Weld, and filled it with antiques and treasures gathered during his travels.  Both Weld and Endicott were avid horticulturalists, and created extensive gardens on the property.  Now owned by MIT as a conference center, both the gardens and the house have been beautifully maintained for the enjoyment of visitors.

    “I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone” – Lucy Stone was a fierce and dedicated fighter for equal rights for women and African-Americans, as well as a major force in the drive for Women’s Suffrage.  Lucy is portrayed by Judith Kalaora, the Founder and Artistic Director of History at Play, an educational theater troupe dedicated to chronicling the lives of influential and often forgotten women through immersive living history experiences.  Judith, a professional educator, actor, and historic interpreter also writes and performs these programs.  For more information, please see the History At Play website.

    Schedule:  Guests will arrive at 11:30 am, and lunch will be served at 12:00pm on the Terrace. The performance will begin at 1:00 pm.

    Tickets are $30, and include the performance and a box lunch.  You have the choice of four sandwiches, so please choose the ticket option that reflects your choice.  Lunch also includes a seasonal pasta salad, fresh fruit, chips, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages. Purchase Tickets here.

    Tickets are limited!  Ticket purchase deadline is September 11th, or until sold out.