Calendar of Events

NOTE: Most of our programs are taking place virtually due to precautions against COVID-19. Please call 617-796-1450 to check on the status of any program. See the City of Newton website for up to date health information.

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

JULY 2020

ONLINE! Wednesday, July 1, 10:30 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. Watch on our Facebook page.

ONLINE! Wednesday, July 8, 10:30 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. Watch on our Facebook page.

ONLINE! Wednesday, July 15, 10:30 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. Watch on our Facebook page.

 

ON ZOOM! Thursday, July 16, 5:00 pm
BLACK NEWTON: BUILDING A COMMUNITY

Black history has always been an integral part of Newton history. We examine the important place of black Newtonians in our city, from Newton's earliest days through the 21st century. Learn about black Newtonians' experiences in slavery and freedom, the development of a historic black community in the 19th century, the impact of redlining and the construction of the MassPike in the 20th century, and the people whose efforts today keep Newton's black community and history a vital and thriving part of who we are. Register here.

ONLINE! Wednesday, July 22, 10:30 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. Watch on our Facebook page.
 
ONLINE! Wednesday, July 29, 10:30 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. Watch on our Facebook page.

 

UPCOMING

NEW DATE! Saturday, September 26, 2:00 pm
LOWER FALLS WALKING TOUR

This joint tour with Historic Newton and the Wellesley Historical Society focuses on the rise and fall of industry in Lower Falls. See former mill buildings and learn about the community built around them. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is recommended for adults and teens.
Location: Meet outside Starbucks, 2322 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls
Admission: Suggested donation, $10 per person. Register in advance at newtonma.gov/HNwalks
Information: 617-796-1450