Wellesley Historical Society

More Noteworthy 2018 Programs:

Thank you to those who attended Sugar and Spice: Gingerbread History

Clara Silverstein, Historic Newton

Saturday, December 8, 2018, talk starts at 2:00pm

Wellesley Free Library

Chase down the story of the gingerbread man and his ancestors with Historic Newton and the Wellesley Historical Society. In early America, ginger was considered a sign of wealth because it had to be imported. Not until after Christmas became a national holiday in 1870 did gingerbread become associated with American celebrations of Christmas. Learn how recipes have changed over time and end with gingerbread cookies and refreshments.
Jointly sponsored with the Wellesley Free Library and Historic Newton. Refreshments to be provided by Quebrada Baking Co. and Roche Bros.

Thank you to those who attended The Social Media of its Time: Needham and Wellesley Postcards, 1907-1915

Alden Ludlow, contract Archivist, The Wellesley Historical Society
Tuesday, December 4 at 12pm
Needham History Center & Museum
1147 Central Avenue, Needham

Please join Wellesley Historical Society Archivist Alden Ludlow at the Needham History Center & Museum on Tuesday, December 4, for a brown bag lunch presentation exploring Needham and Wellesley history through the medium of postcards. The talk will focus on postcard and postal history during the "Golden Age of Postcards," 1907-1915. Topics and discussion will explore the social aspects of postcard writing at that time, as well as the different methods and technologies of postcard production. The presentation will explore dozens of postcards held in the Wellesley and Needham collections.
Co-sponsored with the Needham History Center & Museum and North Hill

Thank you to those who attended "Mr. Baker's Fairyland of the Beautiful and Bizarre"

In partnership with the Needham History Center and Museum, Gloria Greis, Executive Director of the Needham History Center and Museum, provided a talk on the Baker Estate.

Sponsored by Waterstone at Wellesley, in partnership with Needham History Center and Museum