Praying Town DVD by Zadi Zokou Productions
New for the Natick Historical Society to be offering in 2012, Zadi Zokou Productions presents a story of three cultures, the Missionary, the Colonial government and the Native American Indians. "A Puritan from England, John Eliot emigrated to America in 1631. Settled in Roxbury in present day Massachusetts, he preached to the Native People of Southern New England and formed several Praying Towns for his Native Converts. Natick was the first. John Eliot's missionary work was a success and more expansion could be expectd. But disaster struck." DVD/2012/Color/ 93min. For the Holiday Season 2012 Price reduced to $19.95 plus tax plus $3.99 for Shipping & Handling. Thank you.
Hometown Natick: 1945-2000 by James W. Morley
"Hometown Natick: 1945-2000" explores the dramatic growth and change in Natick, Massachusetts since World War II. Morley looks at changes in population, industry, housing, political systems and community organizations to describe life of this "place of hills".
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$10.00 + $3.99 shipping
Images of Natick by Anne K. Schaller and Janice A. Prescott
Natick, "a place of hills," is where John Eliot established the first Praying Indian plantation in the year 1651. King Phillip's War and the horror of disease ravaged the settlers, but the small town continued to develop. The 1700's saw the introduction of mills along the Charles River and taverns along the highways. The railroad was built in 1835, and in the 1860's it transported the boots and shoes made by the burgeoning immigrant population. Natick's other notable industry was the manufacture of the uniquely designed Harwood baseball.
Over 200 photographs have been culled from the Natick Historical Society archives and other private collections to illustrate more than 300 years of the town's history and its citizens. $20.00+ tax + $3.99 shipping.
From Many Backgrounds: The Heritage of the Eliot Church of South Natick
by James W. Morley
This engaging and sometimes surprising narrative tells the story of the Eliot Church since the first meeting house built by Praying Indians in 1651.
Over time, five congregations have formed on this same site, each with different beliefs and facing different issues. Morley gives attention to movements such as the “New Lights” and the Unitarians and covers issues closer to home such as the divisive Needham Leg dispute. Morley’s thorough research and easy writing style make this book a pleasure to read.
$22.00 + $3.99 shipping.
Natick Air by Charlie Kane
Originally written in 1959 by longtime Natick resident Charlie Kane, Natick Air is a light-hearted anecdotal and humorous remembrance of Natick in the first half of the 20th century. It recalls those individuals who contributed to its varied history. It names long serving town officials, those who set sports records, businessmen and women, businesses which operated in Natick but have long since disappeared. It is a book of the names of people, their achievements and contributions to the fabric of local history.
Test your knowledge of Natick with interesting town trivia, share the stories of Natick's notable residents, and browse the advertisements of businesses past and present. $5.00 + $1.99 shipping.
Have your own "Entering Natick" highway sign on your fridge!
$2.00 + tax + $.99 shipping (Magnet is 1 7/8" x 1 1/2")
The Chronicle History Series by Robert Worthington
Natick Fire Department ($20 + shipping)
Natick and Cochituate Street Railway ($15 + shipping)
Natick Electric Street Railway ($15 + shipping)
Natick Trolley Spur Connection to the Boston & Worcester Air Line ($12 + shipping)
Natick and Wellesley Airport ($12 + shipping)