Activism and ‘Redeeming Uncle Tom’

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Our screening of "Redeeming Uncle Tom," a film about Josiah Henson, whose life story inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe, informs our discussion afterwards with scholar Holly Jackson. Learn how Henson fits into the 19th century movement for abolition. This program is funded in part by a grant from Mass Humanities and the National Endowment for the […]

Maximizing your Chamber Membership

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Whether you’re a new member, new employee of a member business/nonprofit, or a prospective member wanting to learn more about us, join this information session to get to know the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber. Learn what being a member entails and how the chamber can work for your employer and for you. We’ll explain basic membership […]

‘Terrible things were done’: Sean Lemass and the Violence of the Irish Revolution

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Online via Zoom • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Presenter: Robert Savage Ireland today is exploring the 100th anniversary of the Irish Revolution, a period that stretched from 1912 to 1922. Professor Savage will address the legacy of one of the most important yet unheralded revolutionaries, Sean Lemass. Lemass served as Prime Minister from 1959-1966. He […]

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Building a Generation of Social Impact Leaders

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Sam Vaghar , Newton North alumnus, was a sophomore at Brandeis University searching for a purpose. His life changed when he read two books on extreme poverty, and he set out to connect his peers to the world. Join Sam to hear how he founded Millennium Campus Network (MCN) and learn how this non-profit is building […]

Fiery History

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How did threats posed by fires forge community in early America? And how did Newtonians respond? Explore the role of volunteer fire companies, read personal accounts that highlight the ubiquity of fire in the 1800s, and examine artifacts to learn more in this Zoom talk.

History Book Club Meeting: Appeasement by Tim Bouverie

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The club meets on Zoom to discuss Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill and the Road to War by Tim Bouverie. Read the book in advance and join our discussion, which is free and open to all. To be added to the Book Club list, please email social@historicnewton.org. Learn More

Stay Healthy and Safe at Home: Strategies to Age in Place

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Discover compensatory strategies for fall prevention and use of adaptive devices and modifications for optimal safety in the home.  Hosted by the NWH Elder Care Services Council. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 10-11:00am   Register Now

Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Challenge and What to Do About It!

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Online via Zoom • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Presenter: Andrew Eschtruth The United States faces a serious retirement challenge. Many workers will lack the resources to retire at traditional ages and maintain their standard of living in retirement. The shortfall is caused by increasing income needs – due to longer lifespans and rising health costs […]

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