Wellesley Historical Society

Winter Wednesdays

The Wellesley Historical Society and the Wellesley Free Library offer Winter Wednesday’s on Wednesdays in January from January 9-30, contingent on weather, for ages 5-10. 

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m, drop in anytime 
Childrens room of the Wellesley Free Library
Cancelled if Wellesley Public Schools have a snow day 

Winter Wednesday’s is a series of weekly hands-on programs, using arts and crafts, games, and other fun activities. 


January 9, 2019  
“America the Beautiful: A Patriotic Song with Roots in Wellesley”
Join us for a craft that celebrates the song “America the Beautiful,” composed by Wellesley poet, Katharine Lee Bates. Create your own, America the Beautiful, with a mixed media collage or use writing prompts to write your own poem about America.  

January 16, 2019
“A Rainbow of Colors: The Denton Butterflies”
Experience samples of original butterflies collected by the Denton family in the late 19th century and preserved today in butterfly boxes.  Crafts will include painted butterflies, stenciling and wooden butterfly recreations.  

January 23, 2019
“A View Back in Time: Historical Wellesley Postcards”
Enjoy postcards from the Wellesley Historical Society dating back to the early 20th century. See if you can recognize sights and scenes from Wellesley of the past. Create your own postcards using historic images of Wellesley to send to a friend.   

January 30, 2019
“Fantastical Fish: Watercolors of Tropical Fish by Wellesley’s Sherman Denton”
While his brothers preferred collecting butterflies, Sherman Denton was entranced by fish. Denton traveled around the globe at the turn of the twentieth century to search out and paint exotic fish. Create your own watercolor fish or make a bookmark featuring a Denton fish. 

For more information, please email director@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org or call (781) 235-6690. 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wellesley Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Thanks to James Joyce and the Wellesley Media Corporation for creating this video for us!