Wellesley Historical Society


Sunday, April 28, 1:00 pm

This special tour with Historic Newton and the Wellesley Historical Society focuses on the rise and fall of industry in Lower Falls. Learn how the Charles River once powered nationally renowned paper mills. Also see the village that early residents built, including St. Mary’s Church and the one-time community hall that is now Lower Falls Wine Company. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is recommended for adults and teens.

Part of our “Crossing Borders” series, a collaboration between Historic Newton, the Natick Historical Society, the Needham History Center and Museum, and the Wellesley Historical Society. Sponsored by Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation. 

Location: Meet outside Starbucks, 2322 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls

Admission: Suggested donation, $10 per person; Register through newtonma.gov/HNwalks 

Information: 617-796-1450 or 781-235-6690 

A Final Resting Place: Wellesley Residents at Mount Auburn Cemetery!
SATURDAY, May 11, 2019 AT 2:00 PM

Join Kathleen Fahey, former Society curator, for a 90-minute walking tour of Cambridge’s Mount Auburn Cemetery and its connections to Wellesley.   Founded in 1831, Mount Auburn was the nation’s first rural garden cemetery and is the final resting place of many Wellesley residents. Kathleen will explore the monuments and beautiful landscaping of this historic site while focusing on well-known Wellesley residents who are interred there such as H.H. Hunnewell, Isaac Sprague V, Alice Cheney Baltzell, Thomas Morton and more! 

Meeting spot: Asa Gray Garden.

Advanced registration required due to limited space: Contact Amanda Fisher, Executive Director at director@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org or 781-235-6690.

A huge thank you to tour sponsor, Christine Mayer.