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Tue:    3:00-7:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Sat:   10:00 AM-1:00 PM
and by appointment
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Sunday, June 25  1:00 PM
OLDTOWN WALKING TOUR
in the Eliot Historic District, South Natick
Guided tour of historic homes/buildings at Rt. 16 and Union/Pleasant streets
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Sunday, July 9  5:00-8:00 PM
READING FREDERICK DOUGLASS TOGETHER
at Community-Senior Center
Sponsored by Natick Historical Society, Bacon Free Library, and the Eliot Church.
Bring your own picnic dinner
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Tuesday, July 18  1:00 PM
HISTORY BOOK CLUB
"DARK TIDE: THE GREAT BOSTON MOLASSES FLOOD OF 1919" by STEPHEN PULEO
All are welcome at Community-Senior Center,
117 E. Central Street
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Thursday
Jun302016

Natick and the New England Character

Natick was founded on an idea, and one based on the character of its people.  In 1651, Puritan missionary John Eliot and American Indian leader Waban created a community that was governed by Christian principles.  Their stamp is still seen on the landscape and in how Natick is still known today as the primary “Praying Indian” town in Massachusetts.  Over the centuries, writers, thinkers, and activists associated with Natick changed the course of American history, and in turn these luminaries and their works shaped how New England and its people were viewed by the wider world.