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Wednesday, September 27th, 7:00 PM
"PAUL REVERE THE INDUSTRIALIST"
NHS Museum
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Tuesday, October 3rd, 3:00- 7:00 PM
"HISTORICAL PHOTO SCANNING DAY"
NHS Museum
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Wednesday, October 4th, 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
"HISTORICAL PHOTO SCANNING DAY"
NHS Museum
For more information on upcoming events, please visit our Events page.
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Upcoming Events

 

"PAUL REVERE THE INDUSTRIALIST" WITH DR. ROB MARTELLO

Wednesday, September 27th

7:00 PM

Dr. Martello is a historian and the author of a new book (Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn).  He is an Associate Professor of the History of Science and Technology at Olin College, Needham, MA.

He will show that while Paul Revere's ride to warn the colonial militia of the British march on Lexington and Concord is a legendary contribution to the American Revolution, he also was a transformational entrepreneur instrumental in the Industrial Revolution. Dr. Martello will review Revere's life from beginning to end, explaining how Revere started with silver work, expanded to iron, then to bronze and copper over his long career.

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CHRONICLING NATICK: HISTORICAL PHOTO SCANNING DAY

Tuesday, October 3rd, 3 PM to 7 PM and Wednesday, October 4th, 10 AM to 2 PM

No Charge.

Do you have photos of a friend or loved one returning from one of the World Wars, or working in the Harwood Baseball Factory, or eating at Casey’s Diner the day it opened? Bring up to 3 of your favorite old photos to our Photo Scanning Days and we will scan them into our archives and potentially share them with the statewide “Digital Commonwealth” project for future preservation. Your name also will be entered into a drawing for a complimentary membership in the Natick Historical Society for 2018.

All photos scanned must be personally owned and must have been taken in Natick. Please bring as much information as you know about each photo, including the person, location, date, context, etc. Participants may request a copy of the scans to be emailed to them.

With the owner‘s permission by signing a Deed of Gift, the images will be made accessible through “Digital Commonwealth,” a statewide digital repository that will help preserve these images for the future. More information on this project can be found at www.digitalcommonwealth.org.

Scanning appointments will be available at the Natick Historical Society Museum at 58 Eliot Street on the lower level of the Bacon Free Library, on Tuesday, October 3rd from 3 PM to 7 PM, and Wednesday, October 4th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Scanning also may be available at other times by appointment. To make scanning appointments or for more information, please email director@natickhistoricalsociety.org or call our office at 508-647-4841.
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AFTER THE TROOPS CAME MARCHING HOME: POST-WWII NATICK, 1945-1960

Sunday, October 15th

2:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Natick First Congregational Church

2 East Central Street

On Sunday, October 15th, join the Natick Historical Society as we explore Natick’s post-World War II history. The post-war period brought massive changes to communities across the United States, and Natick was no exception. To put these changes in a local context, we invite you to engage in a lively discussion about the changing face of Natick neighborhoods after 1945, mid-century music, furniture and fashion, and other fascinating aspects of the world that our Baby Boomers grew up in! Click here for more information.

This event is sponsored by Middlesex Bank and Home Finders of MA.

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MAKE & TAKE YOUR OWN BASEBALL!

October 18th

3:00- 4:00 PM

No Charge.

Did you know that Natick is the home of the very first baseball factory in the world?!? The factory was built in 1858 and founded by Harrison Harwood Sr. They mass produced the figure-eight design, which is the standard for balls used in the MLB to this day.  It closed in 1988 and was converted into condominiums.

The BFL and Natick Historical Society are teaming up (get it, teaming up ) for kids of all ages to make their very own baseballs! You’ll be going home with some semblance of a baseball (not like the ones for the MLB, but just for fun!). Have your very own baseball for the beginning of the 2017 World Series – it may bring your team luck!

Please register by visiting here or by calling the Bacon Free Library at 508-653-6730. All materials will be supplied, but we need to know how much to have on hand.