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Historical Society shows off Hazelton painting

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The Wellesley Historical Society has a ton of cool items, and not a whole lot of space to show them off. To try and remedy this issue, the society has begun holding a monthly “show and tell,” during which they bring in one of their historical items, discuss...
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Tollhouse Shops features antiques for cheap

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Wellesley has its own antique store, selling a variety of priced-down home décor pieces, fine china and paintings. But unlike other stores, this one’s proceeds go to a worthy town cause, and every piece for sale has a local connection. Inside of the Wellesley Historical Society building from 11-3...
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Mountains majesty at Wellesley Winter Wednesday

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Young Wellesley residents gathered in the library craft room on Wednesday, January 9, to work on some arts and crafts and learn local history as a part of the library’s and the Wellesley Historical Society’s Winter Wednesday series. With the help of the Historical Society, kids learned the story...
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Historical Society prepares move to new home

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter After nearly 45 years in its current residence, the Wellesley Historical Society will begin moving into its new home at 320 Washington Street in the spring of 2019. Currently residing in the Dadmun-McNamara House just off Route 9, the Historical Society and its boundless collections of Wellesley town, club and...
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Historical Society hosting Craft Beer Experience

The Wellesley Historical Society Craft Beer Experience event will be held on October 13 from 4-6 p.m. at the Wellesley College Club. Admission to this New England craft beer experience includes two beers or wine, delicious eats, a raffle and a chance at a door prize, all for $35. For more information and to purchase tickets,...
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Historical Society enjoys A Spring Celebration

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Over 170 Wellesley Historical Society members and guests gathered at the Wellesley Country Club on Thursday evening, June 7, for their annual fundraiser, A Spring Celebration. The dinner honored Joseph Grignaffini and family for their time-honored commitment and service to the town and the Wellesley Historical Society. Acting President Jared Parker and Executive...
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Winter Wednesday bringing fish to library

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On January 31, kids ages 5-10 are invited to explore “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...
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Historical Society, Library host Winter Wednesdays

On January 17, kids are invited to explore “A Time of Revolt: Wellesley and the American Revolution” with staff from the Wellesley Historical Society. The community is invited to learn about its local minutemen, try writing with a quill pen, and experience toys that would have delighted children at the time of the American Revolution. The...
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Tollhouse Shop a place for new and old memories alike

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter In November of 2006 the Wellesley Historical Society added a new addition to its myriad of offerings: a shop. The Tollhouse Shop is a collection of gently used items for sale, the profits of which go towards supporting the Society. [caption id="attachment_19911" align="alignleft" width="300"] The shop... 			
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Historical Society event a home run

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The Wellesley Historical Society hosted its spring fundraiser, “Looking Back on America’s Favorite Pastime,” on Friday, May 5, at the Wellesley Country Club. For the past few years the organization has honored a supportive member of the community at its event, but this year the planning committee decided to have a baseball-themed dinner...
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Cottage Street tour historically enlightening

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Historical Society is a nonprofit, founded in 1925. It has resided in a number of locations, including the Town Hall and the Wellesley Hills Branch Library until 1975, when the Dadmun-McNamara House was purchased from the McNamara family for $1 and moved from its location on Rt. 9...
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