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Decorating the Wayland Museum for the open house on Sunday 2 to 5pm.
12/01/2018

Decorating the Wayland Museum for the open house on Sunday 2 to 5pm.

GUIDED TOUR: MASS CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL – WAYSIDE (WAYLAND) TRAILSaturday, October 13 ~ 11 AM – 2 PMCo-sponsored with W...
10/09/2018

GUIDED TOUR: MASS CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL – WAYSIDE (WAYLAND) TRAIL

Saturday, October 13 ~ 11 AM – 2 PM

Co-sponsored with Wayland Historical Commission and Friends of the Wayland Rail Trail. Walk or bike the new Rail Trail between Russell’s Crossing (Town Center) and the Tower Hill Station site (Plain Road).

Although the Central Massachusetts Railroad has been described as “a railroad that should never have been built,” Wayland enjoyed passenger train service from 1881 to 1971; freight service continued until 1980. Guides posted at the Tower Hill station site, the cattle pass, the freight house, the Wayland Depot, and at the turntable and water tank will explain how it all worked. At Town Center MassEnergize will have ecars and ebikes to see and drive and free bike tune-ups. Russell’s annual Pond Sale will be that day.

Knowledgable guides will be posted along the rail trail route from 11 am to 2 pm as well as good places to park. Start and end anywhere along the route you wish. See old train and station photographs on display at the Grout Heard house.

More information at: https://www.waylandmuseum.org

Wayland High School Baseball Team 1911 or 1912
09/12/2018

Wayland High School Baseball Team 1911 or 1912

Third graders from Wayland’s public schools learn about life in 1775.
05/24/2018

Third graders from Wayland’s public schools learn about life in 1775.

05/18/2018
See our latest newsletter to learn more about recent past and new programs in April 2018.https://www.waylandmuseum.org/n...
04/07/2018
Newsletter | Wayland Historical Society

See our latest newsletter to learn more about recent past and new programs in April 2018.

https://www.waylandmuseum.org/newsletter

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Alfred Wayland Cutting (1860-1935) photograph of the bridge over the Sudbury River.
02/16/2018

Alfred Wayland Cutting (1860-1935) photograph of the bridge over the Sudbury River.

Lydia Maria Child’s 216th birthday party.A celebration of Lydia Maria Child’s life was enjoyed by many on Sunday aft...
02/12/2018

Lydia Maria Child’s 216th birthday party.

A celebration of Lydia Maria Child’s life was enjoyed by many on Sunday afternoon. Born in Medford, Mass in 1802 Child was a progressive author who defied social norms for women as an abolitionist and activist for the rights of women and Native Americans.

See more photographs and acknowledgment of thanks at our website. https://www.waylandmuseum.org/childs-birthday

THE WAYS OF OUR LAND: DUDLEY PONDSunday, January 21 ~  2:00 PMRussell's Garden Center From its formation when the glacie...
01/13/2018

THE WAYS OF OUR LAND: DUDLEY POND
Sunday, January 21 ~ 2:00 PM

Russell's Garden Center
From its formation when the glaciers receded to the treasured recreational space it offers today, Dudley Pond has a rich history. Educator and Cochituate resident, Sheila Carel, has explored the colorful history of the pond and its surroundings, including Dudley Woods. She will share this history, highlighting Dudley Pond’s rich and diverse history. Over time, the Pond has been served as a sacred place for Native Americans, a water source for the rapidly growing City of Boston in the 1840’s, the sumptuous Simpson Estate that became the Mansion Inn, Ted Williams’ and “the Babe’s” fishing base at the Dudley Chateau, water quality improvements, recent pontoon boat band concerts, and more.

https://www.waylandmuseum.org

4th grade Wayland Girl Scouts, “Played the Past” at the Wayland Museum and Historical Society’s Grout Heard House ...
12/16/2017

4th grade Wayland Girl Scouts, “Played the Past” at the Wayland Museum and Historical Society’s Grout Heard House November 17 where they learned about two 19th century Wayland women — Jerusha Grout Heard and Lydia Maria Child. After being taught some simple embroidery using hoops and floss they enjoyed two staples of that era — apple cider and cornbread.

More at https://www.waylandmuseum.org/girl-scouts

Wayland Museum - Wayland Historical Society's cover photo
11/22/2017

Wayland Museum - Wayland Historical Society's cover photo

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSESunday, December 3 ~ 2:00 – 5:00 PMGrout Heard House MuseumWelcome in the holiday season with the Wa...
11/22/2017

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, December 3 ~ 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Grout Heard House Museum
Welcome in the holiday season with the Wayland Historical Society’s Holiday Open House! Many participate to prepare the House to open our doors and welcome you. Wayland Garden Club’s talented members, led by Lois Toombs and Gretchen Schuler, will be festively attiring our rooms in holiday greenery. The Stone Room’s alcove and tree will be decorated by Wayland Girl Scouts, led by Elisa Scola. Once again, we will enjoy a musical interlude and members of the Historical Society will be on hand to welcome all. Enjoy an afternoon stroll through the House, sample treats, punch, and tea in the Stone Room and meet with friends and neighbors!

Holiday Open House Co-chairs: Aida Gennis and Kathy Heckscher

Wayland’s own Lydia Maria Child wrote the most famous poem in America about Thanksgiving- “Over the River and Throug...
11/22/2017

Wayland’s own Lydia Maria Child wrote the most famous poem in America about Thanksgiving- “Over the River and Through the Wood’ (originally titled “The New-England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day”). Mrs. Child was a prominent 19th century author, editor and reformer who has been named to the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the National Abolition Hall of Fame. The Wayland Museum and Historical Society is proud to have in our collection a number of items which she owned.

A happy and safe Thanksgiving from all of us.

THE VALUE OF THE BOOKSunday, November 19 ~ 2:00 PMWayland Public LibraryIn an Antiques Roadshow-type format, Ray Rickman...
11/19/2017

THE VALUE OF THE BOOK
Sunday, November 19 ~ 2:00 PM
Wayland Public Library

In an Antiques Roadshow-type format, Ray Rickman, a long-time rare book dealer, will discuss which sorts of books tend to have high market values, explain characteristics that can influence the worth of a book, and offer complimentary estimates for up to three books for each attendee. Rickman is a former host of “Booksellers” on Rhode Island Public Television, and a leader in the promotion of African American history. We are pleased to co-sponsor this lively and informative program with the Wayland Public Library as we usher in the holiday season.

Refreshments: Sally Lamprey

A piece of First Parish in Wayland history held at the Wayland Museum - Wayland Historical Society. A collection box fro...
11/02/2017

A piece of First Parish in Wayland history held at the Wayland Museum - Wayland Historical Society. A collection box from the past with four separated categories:

For Disseminating The Holy Scriptures
For Sending Missionaries To The Heathen
For Educating Pious Young Men For The Ministry
To Be Appropriated By The Donors

https://www.waylandmuseum.org/draper-room

WHAT DO CERAMICS TELL US ABOUT WAYLAND’S ANCIENT INHABITANTS?Saturday, October 21 ~ 2:00 – 4:00 PMWayland Town Build...
09/28/2017

WHAT DO CERAMICS TELL US ABOUT WAYLAND’S ANCIENT INHABITANTS?

Saturday, October 21 ~ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Wayland Town Building Large Hearing Room

Massachusetts Archaeology Month Event, co-sponsored with the Wayland Historical Commission and presented by Dr. John Pretola. Dr. Pretola will provide the first professional analysis conducted on ceramic pottery sherds found in one Wayland archaeological site. Pottery provides clues about how ancient Native Americans manufactured their pottery and how pots were used in daily life. The ceramics from this site suggest inhabitants several thousand years ago, during early Middle Woodland times, were becoming more sedentary and augmenting a wild foods diet with plant propagation. Actual Native American artifacts recovered from Wayland archaeological sites will be on exhibit, some dating as far back as 8,000 years ago. You are invited to bring artifacts you have found for identification by experts in the Wayland Archaeology Group.

https://www.waylandmuseum.org/ceramics

The Sudbury River Flows Slow | Wayland Historical Society
09/19/2017
The Sudbury River Flows Slow | Wayland Historical Society

The Sudbury River Flows Slow | Wayland Historical Society

The Sudbury River Flows Slow by BEK | Sep 19, 2017 | Program | 0 comments Professor Robert Thorson, author of “The Boatman”, entertained and educated a full house at the Grout Heard House Museum.Dams, lawyers, farmers, saw mills, Thoreau, and the civil war all share the stage in the drama of the mea...

World War I service men pose in front of the First Parish in Wayland.
09/19/2017

World War I service men pose in front of the First Parish in Wayland.

Draper Room Part of the original 1740s house. May have been original kitchen; became dining room or second parlor when S...
08/15/2017
Draper Room

Draper Room Part of the original 1740s house. May have been original kitchen; became dining room or second parlor when Silas Grout enlarged the house in the late 18th century. Now furnished in 19th century decor with many items from the Draper family. Learn more at waylandmuseum.org [ 116 more words ]

http://www.waylandmuseum.org/draper-room/

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Favorite Spaces, photo by Eric Sciacca
05/05/2017

Favorite Spaces, photo by Eric Sciacca

Lighting Up Your Life — Sunday, Nov 6th, 3 pm Yankee Craftsman’s Sweeney Brothers will host us in their showroom-in ...
11/04/2016

Lighting Up Your Life — Sunday, Nov 6th, 3 pm

Yankee Craftsman’s Sweeney Brothers will host us in their showroom-in the-barn to discuss their antique lighting and restoration work. This family-owned business began when their dad, William Sweeney, tired of the traffic on his commute to Raytheon in Lexington, quit and began a repair shop in his garage on Hawthorne Road. Voilà, a business was born, grew, and relocated to the red barn we all know in Cochituate. They restore fixtures seen in our State House, Milton Academy, and the Dallas Historical Society, on TV in Masterpiece Theater Productions, and in movies — The Kennedys, Mermaids, Blown Away, and others. They also did lighting for the Traveling Holocaust exhibit. Bring an antique lighting fixture, lamp, or shade and the Sweeneys may be lighting up your life with Q&A at the end of the program.

Refreshments: Tonya Largy Program
Coordinator: Lois Toombs

Timeline Photos
09/28/2016

Timeline Photos

The Gleason Room
03/06/2016

The Gleason Room

Wayland Museum - Wayland Historical Society's cover photo
03/06/2016

Wayland Museum - Wayland Historical Society's cover photo

Wayland Museum - Wayland Historical Society
03/05/2016

Wayland Museum - Wayland Historical Society

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12 Cochituate Road
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