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.
ONLINE! Wednesday, October 7 - Saturday, Oct. 31
Starting October 7 our virtual Hayfest will be online! Visit the page for exhibits about what life was like in Newton in the 1800s with activities you can try at home. Topics include butter churning, a special Hayfest Storytime, weaving with Beth Guertin of A Place to Weave, Native American baskets, 19th century fun and games, and much more. Visit the website.
Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18
2020 Newton House Tour, Special Edition
Through talent, fearlessness, and marketing genius, Maud Brodrick built hundreds of homes in Newton and Wellesley in the 1920s and 1930s, when few women worked in the field. Uncover this amazing, barely known story through a look inside the homes she designed and learn about her lasting legacy in our special, professionally-produced video tour and panel discussion. The tour's lead sponsor is The Village Bank.
Tickets:$15 (individual ticket)
$25 (household ticket with access to a panel discussion and Q&A about Brodrick's extraordinary vision and legacy)
$20 (Historic Newton member price for household ticket)
Purchase tickets by clicking here or call 617-796-1450
Thursday, Oct. 22, 5:00 pm
DEATH AND REMEMBRANCE AT NEWTON’S EAST PARISH BURYING GROUND
Understand death through the centuries with a virtual exploration of Newton's oldest burying ground. Learn about Newtonians' experience with death and remembrance, from trends in colonial mortality, to shifts in gravestone art over time, to the history and evolution of burying places and attitudes about death. Register in advance to receive the link to this Zoom talk. Suggested donation, $10 per person, $5 for Historic Newton members. Register here.
Thursday, November 19, 7:30 pm
HISTORY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION ON ZOOM
The History Book Club of Historic Newton meets to discuss The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark. In its review the New York Times wrote: "Clark gives us a thoroughly comprehensible and highly readable account of the polarization of the continent." Read the book in advance and join us for the discussion, which is free and open to all. To be added to the History Book Club mailing list to receive the Zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.