Newton Talks, an oral history program, is conducting interviews with Newton residents who recall and record their memories of living through historic times. We are currently interviewing veterans of any kind of military service, relatives of veterans who want to share their memories of what it was like to be on the home front, as well as immigrants.
If you are a veteran or an immigrant with a connection to Newton and would like to be interviewed, find more information here.
Read the interviews here. Immigrants recall their first impressions of the United States as well as discuss how they preserve their cultural inheritance in a new country. Veterans remembered grueling moments of training and combat as well as poignant moments of ordinary life during their service in conflicts including World War II and VIetnam.
Newton Talks is a collaboration between Historic Newton, the Newton Free Library, the Newton Senior Center, and the Crossing Generations group at Newton South High School. The City of Newton Veterans Service Office also consults on the interviews with veterans.