Only a Few Weeks Left to Experience the Romance of Norumbega Park - Exhibit Closing at the end of August!
One of our most popular exhibits ever, Norumbega: Romance and Recreation by the River, will be closing at the end of the month to make way for a new exhibit about Annie Cobb, arguably the first woman architect in America, and a resident and designer in Newton Highlands in the 1870's. Come visit the Norumbega exhibition one more time and add your memories to the book, before it closes on August 29th.
"Norumbega: Romance and Recreation by the River," on display through the end of August 2012, offers a visual chronicle of Newton's most famous amusement park and the Totem Pole Ballroom. This remembrance of Norumbega was written by the late Robert F. Pollock, who grew up in Auburndale, played at Riverside, and as a teenager, worked on the midway at Norumbega Park. Years later, he began to research the history of the area, a project that became a passion. Over time he amassed a substantial collection of three-dimensional artifacts, pictures, postcards, advertisements, and more. The exhibition draws on this collection, part of which was donated to Historic Newton.