Needham History Center & Museum

History Book Group

Please join the Needham History Center & Museum Book Group.
All who enjoy reading books based on history are welcome! 

We meet at the Needham History Center at 12:00 pm so feel free to bring your lunch!  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. You are also invited to bring some suggestions for future books. Contact us for more information or questions.

History Book Group – 2023-2024 Schedule:

September 26 The Personal Librarian (Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray)
October 24The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family (Kerri K. Greenidge)
December 5Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (David Grann)
January 23, 2024A Place Called Freedom (Ken Follett)
February 27The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism (Doris Kearns Goodwin)
March 26Small Mercies (Dennis Lehane)
April 23Sixty Blades of Grass (Elizabeth Millane) Local Author!
May 28The Lioness of Boston (Emily Franklin)
June 25 – TBD – In past years this has been a group outing/field trip

Book Group to Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

Photo: The book group went to Cape Ann in 2019, following in the footsteps of The Last Days of Dogtown (Anita Diamant) and The Last Fish Tale (Mark Kurlansky) – visiting Dogtown, the Cape Anne Museum, and Hammond Castle, with a brief stop for lunch on the harbor.