Wellesley Historical Society

2016-2017 Lecture Series

All events are co-sponsored by the Wellesley Free Library

Thursday
October 27, 2016 
7:00 p.m. 
Wakelin Room
Wellesley Main Library

A History of the American Lighthouse
Local author and historian Eric Jay Dolin will discuss the history of these iconic beacons, which are fixtures along New England's coastline. Dolin will explore the technology of lighthouses, their role in wartime, and the lives of the men and women who took care of them.

 

Sunday
November 20, 2016 
2:00 p.m.
Wakelin Room
Wellesley Main Library

 

The Loss of the U.S.S. Quincy
In honor of Veteran's Day, local historian Bob Begin will discuss the history of the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Quincy from her launching in her namesake city during the Great Depression to her fateful role in the Pacific during World War Two. He will also explore the lives of some of the men who served on board her during the war. 

 

 

Sunday
March 19, 2017 
2:00 p.m.
Wakelin Room
Wellesley Main Library

 

The Lowell Mill Girls
In honor of Women's History Month, local author and historian Doug Steward will discuss the Lowell Mill Girls--young women from New England farms who became the labor force that powered New England's textile mills in the first half of the nineteenth century. He will also explore the workers' links to the early American labor and women's right movements.  

 

Sunday
April 2, 2017 
2:00 p.m.
Wakelin Room
Wellesley Main Library

 

The American Home Front in WWI
In honor of the centennial of America's entry into the Great War, longtime Society board members Nan Morrow and John Dirlam will discuss life at home during WWI. They will base their discussion on the large collection of original United States government posters assembled by Nan's father during WWI.  

 

 

Thursday
May 4, 2017 
7:00 p.m.
Wakelin Room
Wellesley Main Library

 

Wellesley Then and Now
Kathleen Fahey, curator of the Wellesley Historical Society, will present a brand new version of her comparison of Wellesley today with the much smaller and more rural Wellesley of 100 years ago. She will use a combination of modern photographs and older ones from the Society's archives to show how the town has changed over the years. 

 

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 info@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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