Wellesley Historical Society

2018-2019 Lecture Series

All events are co-sponsored by the Wellesley Free Library

Sunday
October 28, 2018
2:00 pm
Wellesley Main Library
“Mary Brewster Hazelton:  The Forgotten Pride of Wellesley”
Dr. Robert Savage, a retired surgeon and local art historian, will discuss the life and art of Mary Brewster Hazelton (1868-1953), a lifelong Wellesley resident and prominent Boston artist in the early 20th Century.  Hazelton’s works include the portrait of Horatio Hollis Hunnewell on display in the lobby of the Wellesley Main Library, the murals in the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, and a collection of 60 paintings at the Wellesley Historical Society.
Co-sponsored by the Council on Aging

Sunday 
November 18, 2018
2:00 pm
Wellesley Main Library
“America and the Great War”
In honor of the Centennial of the Armistice, Christopher Capozzola, Professor of History at MIT, will discuss the impact of World War I on the American people.  He will address, in particular, how the Great War changed the attitude of Americans toward the role of government in their lives.

Sunday
February 24, 2019
2:00 pm
Wellesley Main Library
“A Famous American Family in the Civil War”
Tom Paine, a local historian and direct descendent of Robert Treat Paine, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, will discuss how the members of the Paine family dealt with the challenge of the American Civil War in very different ways.

Sunday
March 31, 2019
2:00 pm
Wellesley Main Library
“The Life of Katharine Lee Bates”
In honor of Women’s History Month, Melinda Ponder, Professor of English at Pine Manor College and a Wellesley College graduate, will discuss the life of Katharine Lee Bates, probably Wellesley’s best-known resident.  She will focus, in particular, on Bates’ life and academic career here in the Town of Wellesley including her famous work “America the Beautiful”.

Thursday
May 16, 2019
7:00 pm
Wellesley Main Library
“The ‘Golden Age’ of Piracy”
Local historian and author, Eric Jay Dolin, will discuss his latest book on piracy on the Atlantic Coast in the late 17th and early 18th Centuries.  His talk will include such well-known pirates as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd and will discuss the American colonists’ attitudes toward them.

The lecture series has been generously underwritten by:


Chris Mayer, Coldwell Banker

(617) 429-2103 
www.NewEnglandMoves.com



For more information about our programs, please call the Society at (781) 235-6690 or email director@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org

 

The Wellesley Free Library

Many Programs are presented at the Wellesley Free Library at 530 Washington Street, Wellesley MA 02482. Their phone number is: (781) 235-1610.

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