Plant Swap

Join us for Mary Morganti's Annual Plant Swap, when dozens of local gardeners share the bounty of their spring gardens. Masks are required at this outdoor event at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds.  Learn More

Juneteenth Celebration

This holiday celebrates the end of slavery after the Civil War. Newton's event at the Hyde Playground includes speakers, music, and a public reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by students. Admission is free but please register in advance.   Register Here

History Book Club Meeting

Virtual Newton, MA

The club meets on Zoom to discuss Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham. Read the book in advance and join the meeting on Zoom, which is free and open to all. To be added to the mailing list for the Book Club, email social@historicnewton.org. Learn More

That’s Entertainment

Virtual Newton, MA

August 5 talk chronicles fun at Norumbega Park Learn about popular American entertainment by following Norumbega Park from its start as a "trolley park" at the end of the Commonwealth Avenue streetcar line through its heyday as an escape for young people to explore independence and love at the Totem Pole Ballroom. Images from Norumbega Park […]

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Historic Newton At-Home Dinners

Enjoy an intimate gathering of neighbors at an historic Newton home for dinner and some history. Proceeds will support Historic Newton. Owners of some of Newton's historic houses are inviting you into their homes for home-cooked dinners for groups of 10-12 guests. At each home, enjoy an intimate gathering of Newton neighbors while a local […]

Historic Newton Presents At Home Dinners

MA

Enjoy an intimate gathering of neighbors at a historic Newton home for dinner and some history. Proceeds will support Historic Newton. Owners of some of Newton’s historic houses are inviting you into their homes for home-cooked dinners for groups of 10-12 guests. At each home, enjoy an intimate gathering of Newton neighbors while a local […]

Historic Newton Presents At Home Dinners

MA

Enjoy an intimate gathering of neighbors at a historic Newton home for dinner and some history. Proceeds will support Historic Newton. Owners of some of Newton’s historic houses are inviting you into their homes for home-cooked dinners for groups of 10-12 guests. At each home, enjoy an intimate gathering of Newton neighbors while a local […]

Historic Newton presents: George Wein: Newton’s Jazz Master

MA

George Wein: Newton’s Jazz Master Date: 03/31/2022 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Virtual Meeting Newton, Massachusetts 02459 Add to my Calendar Explore the life and achievements of Newton native George Wein (1925-2021), founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, pianist, bandleader, educator, nightclub proprietor and producer of concerts and festivals worldwide, in this talk by jazz […]

Exploring ‘Defective Delinquency’ Laws

Zoom Newton, MA

'Defective Delinquency' Laws Between 1911 and 1971, Massachusetts passed laws that empowered officials to indefinitely imprison people with intellectual disabilities who the state believed were “likely to commit crimes.” Students from Gann Academy share what they learned about the law and the personal stories of those imprisoned.

Tree Planting Ceremony at Jackson Homestead

Jackson Homestead 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA

Celebrate Arbor Day with a ceremony to plant a new tree to replace the more than 200-year-old honey locust in the front yard of the Jackson Homestead that fell during a storm. See what Newton artisans created with wood from the tree at this outdoor event (weather permitting). This event is free. Let us know […]