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Sunday, October 15th, 2:00- 4:30 PM
"AFTER THE TROOPS CAME MARCHING HOME: POST WWII NATICK, 1945-1960"
Natick 1st Congregational Church, 2 East Central Street
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Upcoming Events

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

$10 Nonmembers, FREE! for Members

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!

Wednesday, October 18th, 3:00- 4:00 PM

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street

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.

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"UNDER THE PETTICOATS" WITH PAT PERRY

Wednesday November 15th, 7 PM

NHS Museum, 58 Eliot Street

$5 Nonmembers, FREE! for Members

Have you ever wondered about the day-to-day lives of our Colonial ancestors? Were the good old days really thatgood? Exactly how did one use a chamber pot? How many skirts did one woman wear at a time? How often did they bathe?For answers to these and other fascinating questions, come to our November program "Under the Petticoats" with historical reenactor Patricia Perry!

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