The Waltham Museum

Join us at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation.Friday, July 12, 20197:00 PM  9:00 PMMill Talk: WHEEL HER...
06/30/2019
Mill Talk: WHEEL HERO: Charles H. Metz- inventor of Bicycles, Cars and Motorcycles

Join us at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation.
Friday, July 12, 2019
7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Mill Talk: WHEEL HERO: Charles H. Metz- inventor of Bicycles, Cars and Motorcycles
Presented by Bob McGann, in conjunction with The Waltham Museum
THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC

This is the story of Waltham's Charles Herman Metz (1863-1937), a bicycle racer who became an inventor and entrepreneur.
Metz was a visionary who could see that the future of America was on the roads and byways. Originally famous for the Oriten, a sensation-causing 10 person bicycle that toured the country, he went on to build motorcycles and finally a line of Metz automobiles.
He literally got the city moving.

This MILL TALK is presented to coincide with the Waltham Museum's annual "Metz Meet" - a gathering of Metz automobile owners at the Museum on Saturday, July 13th to show off their cars. The Waltham Museum is located at 25 Lexington St. in Waltham

BOB McGANN is a lifelong Waltham resident. His family has a long history of service to the city. The corner of Church and Main is dedicated to his uncle Leo T. McGann while the corner of Church and Summer is dedicated to his father Joseph F. McGann, both WWII veterans and former Waltham city employees. Bob worked for four years at Rex Trailer's TV studio on Main St. and has produced many shows for the Waltham cable channel including ones on the Waltham Museum and the Gore, Payne and Lyman estates. He has been on the board of the Waltham Museum for the last three years and now he brings his energy and love of Waltham as the newly elected President of the Board of Directors.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the talk. Light refreshments will be served.

Bison County at 275 Moody Street will be offering drinks of the era during the weekend. Stop over after the event have a bite and chat a bit with museum members and audience.

This Mill Talk is generously sponsored by The Lowell Institute.

Mill Talk: WHEEL HERO: Charles H. Metz- inventor of Bicycles, Cars and Motorcycles Presented by Bob McGann, in conjunction with  The Waltham Museum THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC This is the story of Waltham's  Charles Herman Metz  (1863-1937), a bicycle rac

Hello this is Robin sharing that I was in full support of Boston hosting the 2024 Olympics. Showcased in The Museum are ...
06/30/2019

Hello this is Robin sharing that I was in full support of Boston hosting the 2024 Olympics. Showcased in The Museum are Olympic Boxer John Delaney and Olympian Deena Kastor both from Waltham. Our Sports Room is sponsored by Walter Bartlett, one year he headed up the East Coast fundraising effort for the Salt Lake City Olympics, while he an executive with the telephone company. Thanks to Herb Everett for the reminder that people who love the museum are kindred spirits.

INDEPENDENCE DAY SWING DANCE: 7 p.m., Friday, June 28 Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, 154 Moody St., Wa...
06/25/2019
Charles River Museum

INDEPENDENCE DAY SWING DANCE: 7 p.m., Friday, June 28 Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, 154 Moody St., Waltham. Cost: $30; $20 for museum members. For information: charlesrivermuseum.org. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. Dance instruction with Ruth Levin from 7-7:30 p.m. and 8:50-9:10 p.m. Dan Gabel and The Abletones, an 18-piece swing band, will set the stage for a full evening of swing dance, accompanied by the Moon Maids, a four-piece vocal group. Refreshments available, including a beer and wine cash bar.

The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation celebrates American industry and innovation from the 19th century through the 21st century emerging in the Charles River watershed, and along "America's Technology Highway," Massachusetts' legendary Route 128.

06/23/2019

Let's Swing Into Summer Together!
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The Waltham Museum
06/23/2019

The Waltham Museum

Board member Bob McGann with honor to the Flag.
06/14/2019

Board member Bob McGann with honor to the Flag.

Excited to offer these limited edition Telephonepole Art. Find them tomorrow at The Waltham Museum and at The Waltham Mu...
06/14/2019

Excited to offer these limited edition Telephonepole Art. Find them tomorrow at The Waltham Museum and at The Waltham Museum table on Moody Street as we celebrate Riverfest. $20

Here is the First Look at The Albums donated By the Artist Spectacle. These are on sale to benefit the Waltham Museum $2...
06/14/2019

Here is the First Look at The Albums donated By the Artist Spectacle. These are on sale to benefit the Waltham Museum $20.00 each. They will be divided between the Riverfest Table and the Museum at 25 Lexington St. This Saturday June 15th.

Saturday June 15th, The Waltham Museum will unveil the Grover Cronin Collection 25 Lexington Street in the old police st...
06/14/2019
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Saturday June 15th, The Waltham Museum will unveil the Grover Cronin Collection 25 Lexington Street in the old police station.
The collection includes pictures from both the Easter & Santa Claus parades, the complete Compass employee newsletters and pictures/clippings of numerous charitable events on which donations were made by GC to the community. Once word got out on social media, wonderful stories came in surrounding the great memories of the store, its people, where & when people were employed, the famous GC sales and the total sense of community that was felt.
Thank you to WM Board Members Barbara Boyd and Bob McGann for working with the great energy of our volunteers. This excitement was a dream of one volunteer, Peggy Barrasso, who worked with the treasures here at the museum to put them on display for the public. Thanks to the entire team, including Patti Strom, Nancy Bradley, Janet Driscoll, Joey Capello and Kay Lhota.
The artist, Spectacle Spectacle, has donated his work to be sold for the financial benefit of The Waltham Museum. The most talked about public display of love the city recently had; and with love comes heartache, not only for the artist but for the citizens that enjoyed the moments of color and beauty as they drove around Waltham. Eversource stated the art displayed on “the telephone poles” were the property of Eversource. At their direction, the city complied and removed the artwork. The Artist was able to save some of his work.
You can purchase these limited albums during Riverfest from 10:30-3:00 at the museum $20.00 or on sale during Riverfest Saturday June 15th 2019. We also hope the artist will drop by at the Common.
Watch ‘Around Town’ with Sally Collura this week as she speaks with The Museum about these great happenings. Tonight first airing June 13, 2019 at 10:30pm
Find Us on TV:
Verizon WCAC-TV: Ch. 47 MAC-TV: Ch. 43
Comcast WCAC-TV: Ch. 8 MAC-TV: Ch. 98
RCN WCAC-TV: Ch. 3 MAC-TV: Ch. 15 HD: Ch. 613

More info at http://www.wcac.org

Waltham Community Access Corporation

The Waltham Museum is having a grande opening of their new Cronin Collection this weekend. They are devoting an entire r...
06/14/2019
Jessica Lucci

The Waltham Museum is having a grande opening of their new Cronin Collection this weekend. They are devoting an entire room to a permanent multi-media installation.
The Waltham Museum's new "Grover Cronin's Exhibit" was launched with a discussion with a special guest, Grover Cronin's grandson, Phillip Cronin. Mr. Cronin's love for Waltham and respect for his family's legacy imbued the new exhibit with unique insights and personal lore.
Everybody's going to ask, "Did you know my aunt? Do you remember my sister?" It seems as if everybody in Waltham at that time worked for Grover Cronin's. It started a lot of people off with their first jobs, and launched careers.

Cronin's was not just a person, a family, or a business. It was a community that spread its values, humanity, and history into Waltham. Grover Cronin's encouraged; who can forget the annual Easter bunny colouring contest in elementary school? Local artists were hired for their displays, and employees shared their enthusiasm for the close-knit co-workers by creating scrapbooks of memories. They also published a yearly book of the special events their company hosted. Every employee was valued as an individual, and the Cronins considered each one as part of the family.
This Saturday, June 15, The Waltham Museum will unveil their new exhibit, The Grover Cronin's Collection. On display will be photos from the Easter and Santa Claus parades, the complete Compass employee newsletters, original news clippings about Grover Cronin's, exclusive videos, and exquisitely curated artifacts. Following is The Waltham Museum's invitation to all of Waltham to join in celebrating the positive impact that Grover Cronin's had on our city's culture.
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Grover Cronin Exhibit
Thank you to WM Board Members Barbara Boyd and Bob McGann for working with the great energy of our volunteers. This excitement was a dream of one volunteer, Peggy Barrasso, who worked with the treasures here at the museum to put them on display for the public. Thanks to the entire team, including Patti Strom, Nancy Bradley,, Janet Driscoll, Joey Capello and Kay Lhota. Watch 'Around Town' with Sally Collura this week as she speaks with The Museum about these great happenings.
"Cronin's wasn't just another cold department store, it was part of the fiber of the Waltham community. Its owners quietly devoted much of their time as members of charitable organizations, and their money on community projects". Al Arena, Founder of WalthamMuseum. (founded 1971).
Did you ever want to take one more trip to the Grover Cronin Department Store (1912-1989) ? Well, here is your chance! The newly expanded Grover Cronin Exhibit at the Waltham Museum will take you back in time through a collection of rare photographs and artifacts, and show all of the ways Grover Cronin Department Store gave back to the community. Saturday June 15th The Waltham Museum opens the Grover Cronin exhibit 10:30 - 3pm.
The Grover Cronin exhibit includes rare footage of the annual Easter Bunny parade. There will be photographs and artifacts from Fashion Shows,that brought famous NY fashion designers to Waltham. It will include the photos from the Charm School, conducted at the store. You will observe the view from many beautiful window displays in the stores large Art Deco designed windows. Take a look at the Bathing suit contests, art shows, and bake sales, that were held at the store. Enjoy many pictures of inside and outside of the store.
The highlight of the exhibit is a rare collection of 30 years of store newsletters that capture never before seen photographs and stories of the store and its employees. We invite you to come experience this trip back in time to the days that preceded malls and chain department stores. Visit the Waltham Museum at 25 Lexington Street, Waltham on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1:00-4:00. 781 893 9020You

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06/12/2019

We had a great visit from the children at Saint Jude School today.

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06/09/2019

The Museum now has the recovered art from the telephone poles and they will be on sale this Saturday during Waltham River Fest at The Waltham Museum 25 Lexington St 10:30-3 pm and at our table on Moody Street.

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06/09/2019

The Waltham Museum's cover photo

06/04/2019

Save the Date August 22nd...

Wicked Excited!!

05/31/2019
Celebrating Emery LeBlanc

Honored to help celebrate Emery A. LeBlanc for his service to our country and to the City of Waltham. Happy 90th Birthday!

We are so excited for this!!
05/16/2019
Watch City: Waltham Watch

We are so excited for this!!

Time travel, totalitarianism, and tea. Professor Tess Alset must choose liberation over love in order to emancipate her city from power-hungry despots. Verdandi, the professor’s apprentice, could hold the life saving key to the lock of time. If the city falls before the clocks are set righ...

05/12/2019
05/12/2019

What a Great time at the Museum

05/12/2019

Thank you for a great Watch City Steam Punk Festival. We Loved having all of you at the Museum

The Waltham Museum's cover photo
05/12/2019

The Waltham Museum's cover photo

Dallas & Henry Good Old Time & Fiddle Tuhe's was.dallalandhenry.com free admission today 1-3. 25 Lexington St.
05/11/2019

Dallas & Henry Good Old Time & Fiddle Tuhe's was.dallalandhenry.com free admission today 1-3. 25 Lexington St.

05/11/2019
Tom Arena the fake bad guy....
05/11/2019

Tom Arena the fake bad guy....

Sheila got nabbed... Waltham's most wanted
05/11/2019

Sheila got nabbed... Waltham's most wanted

Guessing Games, Photo Ops, Be a Good Guy or A Bad Guy. The Museum is Free during Watch City Steam Punk Festival 1pm to 3...
05/10/2019

Guessing Games, Photo Ops, Be a Good Guy or A Bad Guy. The Museum is Free during Watch City Steam Punk Festival 1pm to 3pm. Come in become Evidence of a good time.

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05/10/2019

The Waltham Museum

05/10/2019
Jessica Lucci

Guess who visited our Grover Cronin exhibit?? Phillip Cronin himself! He is the Grandson of Grover!!

The Waltham Museum will be one of the sponsers at Riverfest!Please stop by our table to say hi or even better drop by th...
05/09/2019

The Waltham Museum will be one of the sponsers at Riverfest!

Please stop by our table to say hi or even better drop by the museum to see some of our really cool exhibits (Grover Cronin, Wal-Lex, Police Station, Veterans, automobiles, and so much more!!)

Who knows the story of the Laiden Maiden? No, then come hear the story when you visit Wednesday,Thursday and Friday 1 ti...
05/08/2019

Who knows the story of the Laiden Maiden? No, then come hear the story when you visit Wednesday,Thursday and Friday 1 till 4. Yes it has something to do with Grover Cronin.

Grover Cronin Fans Get Ready!We are SUPER excited to be expanding our Grover Cronin Exhibit!!!   Please Follow and Like ...
05/07/2019

Grover Cronin Fans Get Ready!

We are SUPER excited to be expanding our Grover Cronin Exhibit!!!
Please Follow and Like the Waltham Museum page (above) to view all the really cool stuff we will be soon be posting! Thank you

What a wonderful idea!
05/02/2019

What a wonderful idea!

Come check out our free concert this Saturday! Details are on the flyer.

P.S. 5/4 (May the fourth) is Star Wars Day! May the [US Air] force be with you!

Do you have the Key to our Heart? or maybe just a key similar to our cash register? We have misplaced the managers key t...
04/14/2019

Do you have the Key to our Heart? or maybe just a key similar to our cash register? We have misplaced the managers key to turn the machine on. If we could borrow yours to make a copy we would appreciate it. Here is a picture and the register is a XE-A21S it would cost $50 to buy one online. Please PM us.

04/13/2019
New video by Robin Capello

We found a secret love note written by James Fahey on the back of his painting with President Kennedy holding his book Pacific War Diary.

The Waltham Museum is a look at who built this city with good jobs, good companies and lifelong friendships.
04/13/2019

The Waltham Museum is a look at who built this city with good jobs, good companies and lifelong friendships.

Glad to attend the annual Waltham Arts Council fundraiser to fund the Bill Walsh Scholarship for the Arts for a Waltham ...
04/07/2019

Glad to attend the annual Waltham Arts Council fundraiser to fund the Bill Walsh Scholarship for the Arts for a Waltham High School Senior. Loved the live music of Live Bullet and won a prize at the silent auction.
Thank You
Robin and Joey Capello

04/06/2019
Newton TAB

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Can you help the Newton Tab solve a military mystery?
We were recently contacted by a World War II veteran of the Australian Royal Air Force who had fond memories of his brief stay with a host family in Waban. He and other Australians were stationed at Camp Miles Standish in Taunton in 1943 before shipping out to Europe. He thought the name of the family he stayed with was Piper.
If you have any memories of Australian troops visiting Newton in 1943, please contact [email protected].

Thursday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.Historic New England and the Waltham Historic...
03/28/2019
They Paved Paradise: 100 Years of Recreation in Waltham

Thursday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.

Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.

Historic New England and the Waltham Historical Society present a special program by Waltham High School history teacher Jack Cox about the changing face of recreation in Waltham over the past 100 years. This illustrated talk features images of Bicycle Park, the Embassy Theatre, Cornelia Warren’s Maze, the Wal-Lex Recreation Center, and Grover Cronin’s Easter Bunny Parade.

April 11, 2019

This is Paul, he helped the museum receive new glass display cases for our military display. Paul's dad served proudly i...
03/13/2019

This is Paul, he helped the museum receive new glass display cases for our military display. Paul's dad served proudly in the military and we thank them both!

03/12/2019
Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

Come out and support this great event for the Charles River Museum of industry and innovation!

A huge thanks to The Chateau Restaurant for being Lead Sponsor of this year's 27th Annual WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL ! - The Chateau Italian Family Dining

Here is one fire truck at 25 lexington Street and then there is one on Moody Street at the Charles River Museum..Nice!
03/10/2019

Here is one fire truck at 25 lexington Street and then there is one on Moody Street at the Charles River Museum..Nice!

Can you help Jason identify this item he found on Gregory Street in Waltham?
03/08/2019

Can you help Jason identify this item he found on Gregory Street in Waltham?

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On for Special Events or Rentals. This Saturday June 15 2019 Open 10:30 -3 pm. for the Grover Cronin Collection. Regular hours are Wednesday Thursday Friday 1-4 adult admission $4.00. Members free.

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