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Tuesday, September 19  1:00 PM
HISTORY BOOK CLUB
"FOUNDING MOTHERS: THE WOMEN WHO RAISED OUR NATION" by COKIE ROBERTS
All are welcome at Community-Senior Center,
117 E. Central Street
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Upcoming Events

HISTORY BOOK CLUB

"Founding Mothers: The Women who Raised our Nation" by Cokie Roberts

Tuesday, September 19th

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Natick Community-Senior Center

117 East Central Street

Join us for a series of discussions on some of the best current history books, led by your friends from the Natick Historical Society and Bacon Free Library. All are welcome!

The September 19 topic is Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts. From Amazon:

While much has been written about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, battled the British, and framed the Constitution, the wives, mothers, sisters and daughters they left behind have been little noticed by history. #1 New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts brings us women who fought the Revolution as valiantly as the men, often defending their very doorsteps. Drawing upon personal correspondence, private journals, and even favoured recipes, Roberts reveals the often surprising stories of these fascinating women, bringing to life the everyday trials and extraordinary triumphs of individuals like Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Deborah Read Franklin, Eliza Pinckney, Catherine Littlefield Green, Esther DeBerdt Reed and Martha Washington–proving that without our exemplary women, the new country might have never survived.

Copies of the book are available at the Bacon Free Library.
To find out more, click here:  
Bacon Free Library
Natick Community-Senior Center

No Charge.

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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

 This October, join the Natick Historical Society as we explore Natick’s post-World War II history. Please help us welcome architectural historian and keynote speaker Kathleen Kelly Broomer for a lively discussion on the changing face of Natick neighborhoods after 1945, 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

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 and which is the standard 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.

No Charge