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. 
Please refer back for 2019 program information.

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 programs for children ages 5-10, each one featuring a different historical topic. Children learn history in a hands-on way, using arts and crafts, games, and other fun activities. 


January 10, 2018
“Be Our Guest: Dining and Delicacies from the Past”
Try your hand at identifying utensils from our collection and challenge yourself to set a proper table.  

January 17, 2018
“A Time of Revolt: Wellesley and the American Revolution”
Learn about our local minutemen, try writing with a quill pen, and experience toys that would have amused children at the time of the American Revolution.

January 24, 2018
“Fantastical Fish and Where to Find Them: 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 of a fish or whatever inspires you!

January 31, 2018
“What to Wear: Victorian fashion in Wellesley”
Learn about how proper ladies and gentlemen dressed and create your own Victorian outfit with a fun craft.

February 7, 2018
“What’s in a Name?: Place Names of Wellesley”
Ever wondered how our town got its name? Do you know the meaning behind your street name? Come and learn about how everyday places in Wellesley received their names and enjoy a craft.

February 14, 2018
“Be My Valentine: Historic Valentines from Wellesley”
Check out our historic collection of valentine postcards with classic details such as hearts and lace as well as wacky designs including four-leaf clovers and spider webs. Create a card to bestow upon your valentine!

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

This program has been previously 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!