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

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Thank you so much!

Last year when I sent out the Membership renewal letter, I did not know what to expect. I knew it was going to be a challenging year for everyone, and worried that donations would fall.  I should have known better!  Instead of falling, your generous donations met our stretch goal and put us in a strong position for the rest of the year.

We spent this busy year scrambling to re-invent our programs and think of new ways to deliver Needham’s history to you.  The weekly History Lesson became my main way of communicating with you and the town.  Our popular History Walk went online (a great family activity on a spring day).  Our programs went to Zoom – not as much fun as in-person, but it did allow for much larger audiences, and for some of our more distant members to join in – it was great to see their faces!

We also had time to work on some of our bigger projects, and I am especially proud of our work this year in collaborating with the schools and community on diversity and equity initiatives, including our work with the First Parish on the history of enslavement in Needham (see it on YouTube at  We share our resources to engage our community, inform current discussions, and develop future citizens.

Can we count on You?  

Although hope is on the horizon, we are not clear yet and there are still challenges to be met. We do not receive funds from the town or state, and our fundraising events have been limited by the COVID restrictions.  Our Members and friends are our main source of revenue.  Your strong support is even more important this year, as we look for new ways to meet the ongoing challenges.  We truly appreciate your contribution.



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