Calendar of Events

Historic Newton offers a wide range of events that help contextualize Newton's story in the larger narrative of American history. See what's coming up in our schedule of lectures, panel discussions, concerts, tours, family programs, and more. To see a calendar view of these same events, go to the Historic Newton Events Calendar below. We look forward to seeing you at an event very soon. 

Historic Newton Events Calendar

 

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
FREE WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON
Everyone is invited to enjoy free admission to our museums.
Locations:
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission:
Free
Information:
617-796-1450

Saturday, November 2, 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
BURYING GROUNDS FALL CLEAN-UP

Spend the morning helping to care for the East Parish Burying Ground, the largest and
oldest of Newton’s three historic burying grounds. Help rake leaves, collect rubbish and
fallen limbs, and clip shrubs and plants that are encroaching on historic gravestones.
Please bring rakes, gloves, or tarps if you have them and wear sturdy shoes.
Location: Meet at the corner of Centre and Cotton Streets, Newton Centre; park on
Cotton Street.
Admission: Free
Information: 617-796-1450

Saturday, November 2, 9:30 a.m.
STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS
Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton's history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Rhymes.”
Location: [MOVED!] Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission
Free
Information
617-796-1450

Wednesday, November 6, 10:30 a.m.
STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS
Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton's history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Rhymes.”
Location: 
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission: 
Free
Information:
 617-641-9142

[RESCHEDULED! Sunday, November 3, 2:00 pm]
HALLOWEEN TOUR OF EAST PARISH BURYING GROUND

Who says burying grounds have to be spooky? Newton’s oldest, the East Parish Burying Ground, dates back to 1660 and serves as the resting place of Newton’s founding families. Learn about Newton’s history and explore this community resource in this special tour of the art of remembrance, and life and death in Newton. 
Location: Meet at the corner of Cotton and Centre Streets; park on Cotton Street
Admission: Suggested donation, $10 per person. Register in advance through newtonma.gov/HNwalks or come to the start of the tour.
Information: 617-796-1450

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 pm
TRAVELING 'UNDERGROUND RAILROAD' BOOK GROUP 

Using Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead's novel, Underground Railroad, as a starting point for discussion, the traveling book group celebrates Newton's legacy of freedom and invites further conversation to foster thinking about social justice in our own time. Reading the novel is not a prerequisite for joining the discussion. At this special gathering, participants will be treated to a brief tour of the Jackson Homestead, a stop on the Underground Railroad, along with a mini presentation about the historical Underground Railroad. Co-sponsored by First Baptist Church in Newton Centre.
Location: Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street
Admission: Free
Information: 617-796-1450

Saturday, November 16, 9:30 a.m.
STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS
Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton's history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Thanksgiving.”
Location:  Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington Street
Admission
Free
Information
617-796-1450

Wednesday, November 20, 10:30 a.m.
STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS
Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton's history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Thanksgiving.”
Location: 
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission: 
Free
Information:
 617-641-9142

Thursday, November 21, 7:30 pm
HISTORY BOOK CLUB MEETING

The History Book Club meets to discuss The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis. Read the book in advance and join our discussion, which is open to all.
Location: Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street
Admission: Free
Information: 617-796-1450

Saturday, November 30, 9:30 am
STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS

Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton's history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Dinosaurs.”
Location: Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street
Admission
Free
Information
617-796-1450

DECEMBER

Sunday, December 1, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
MEET THE MAKERS AND MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY

Get a head start on your holiday shopping an support arts and culture in Newton at both of our museums. Meet Newton artists and authors, purchase work directly from them, and enjoy a 20% discount on merchandise at the museum shops. At the Durant-Kenrick House from 10:30 a.m. to noon, join us for "Art, Spirituality and the Power of Creativity," an inclusive discussion with Newton artists and authors about the spiritual tones that often guide their creativity, presented with NewCity Church.
Locations: Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington Street and the Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Avenue
Information: Complete schedule, newtonma.gov/MeetTheMakers, 617-796-1450

Wednesday, December 4, 10:30 a.m.
STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS
Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton's history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Dinosaurs.”
Location:  Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission
Free
Information
617-796-1450 

Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
FREE WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON

Everyone is invited to enjoy free admission to our museums.
Locations: Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission: Free
Information: 617-796-1450

Saturday, December 14, 9:30 a.m.
STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS
Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton's history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Snow.”
Location:  Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington Street
Admission
Free
Information
617-796-1450

Sunday, December 15, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF DURANT-KENRICK HOUSE

Built in 1734, the Durant-Kenrick House was the home of families who observed the
winter holidays in different ways. Take a special tour of the house by candlelight led by
Historic Newton staff, enjoy winter caroling, and sip hot cider and cocoa. Kids can create
winter crafts, too. Register in advance through historicnewton.org or come on the day of the tour.
Location: Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission: Adults: $15 non-member, $10 Historic Newton members and children ages 10 and over
Information: 617-641-9142

Wednesday, December 18, 10:30 a.m.
STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS
Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton's history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Snow.”
Location: 
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission: 
Free
Information:
 617-641-9142

 
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 9:30 am
PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 9:30 am
PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE