Needham History Center & Museum




  • Deja View Book by Robert Y. Larsen

    by Robert Y. Larsen (2017). For many years, Bob Larsen's editorial cartoons livened up the local papers and local conversation with his pointed and affectionate commentary on local affairs and local officials. Revisit some favorites...

  • Out of stockImages of America

    Carol Johnson Boulris, Editor; with Henry F. Hicks, Pauline M. Attridge, and Elizabeth L. Rich (Arcadia Press, 1997). Needham's entry in the popular Arcadia Press Images of America series. Over 250 historic photos of the...

  • Out of stockBaker Estate Ridge Hill Farms

    by Leslie G. Crumbaker (Revised edition, 1999). In the 1860s, William Emerson Baker retired from his sewing machine business with a vast fortune and purchased nearly 800 acres in Needham - the famous Ridge Hill...

  • Knitters of Needham book

    by Chaim M. Rosenberg and the Needham Historical Society (Arcadia Press, 2012). In the mid-19th century, Knitters from the Midlands of England brought their craft to America. Many settled in Highlandville (Needham Heights), giving the...

  • $15.00

    by Gloria Polizzotti Greis (Peabody Museum Press, Harvard University, 2006). In 1905, to the consternation of her family and in defiance of convention, the 48-year-old Duchess Paul Friedrich of Mecklenburg took up the practice of...

  • Remember Me To All the Friends

    By Janet M. Drake (Needham author!) In 1862, George W. Harwood of North Brookfield enlisted for three years with the 36th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers. This book is the collection of letters he wrote home. His...