Wellesley Historical Society

Thank you for visiting! 

The Wellesley Historical Society offers programs, walking tours, and other educational programs to the community. The organization is also a research center and repository for documents, photographs, costumes, postcards, and other artifacts that tell the story of Wellesley's past. 

Please join us for our open house on Saturday,  May 21, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Dadmun-McNamara House, 229 Washington Street. 

  • View an exhibit on Katharine Lee Bates, Wellesley College Professor who wrote "America the Beautiful."
  • Bring the kids for a historical craft table! There will be quill writing, paper lantern crafts, and Hunnewell garden-inspired paper flower bouquets. 
  • Tollhouse Shop will be open, and everything will be half off! 

The mission of the Wellesley Historical Society is to serve as the historical resource center for the town of Wellesley; to provide educational programs; to collect, interpret, and display materials pertaining to the history of the town and its people; to inspire public involvement in and appreciation of its heritage and culture.