Needham History Center & Museum

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Cattle grazing on Castle Farm, looking toward the old Windram house and barns.

Castle Farm

An elegant mansion and 200 acres of riverfront were not part of the original plan. Charles Foster just wanted the fresh milk he couldn’t find in Brookline. And in Needham...

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1910 color postcard of Carter Mill #2 on Rosemary Lake. Cobb's mill was on this site earlier.

Smooth as Silk

It was a great plan – locally-made silk would make everyone wealthy. We had the mills, we had the mulberry trees… Unfortunately, the silkworms refused to cooperate. Well, at least...

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