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Historic Newton

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October 2018

Growing Trees: Storytime at Jackson Homestead

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Free

  Where do trees come from, and how do they grow? At the Jackson Homestead & Museum, we will read Because of an Acorn by Lola and Adam Schaefer, and make autumn-themed whirligigs.

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Halloween Burying Grounds Tour Learn History and Lore Sunday

October 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$10

Who says cemeteries have to be spooky? Newton's oldest cemetery, the East Parish Burying Ground, dates back to 1660 and serves as the resting place of Newton's founding families. Learn about Newton's history and explore this community resource as an educator from Historic Newton guides you in this special tour of the art of remembrance, and life and death in Newton. Hear the stories of those memorialized and consider the lives and deaths of those whose final resting places are…

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Halloween Celebration at Durant-Kenrick House!

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Ave.
Newton, MA 02458
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  Come celebrate Halloween with fun-filled activities at the Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds! We will read The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders, and preschoolers and their caregivers will create their own pumpkin and jack-o-lantern artwork with apple stamps.

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Halloween Storytime at Durant-Kendrick House and Grounds

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Kendrick-Durand House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Come celebrate Halloween with fun-filled activities! We will read The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders, and preschoolers and their caregivers will create their own pumpkin and jack-o-lantern artwork with apple stamps. For a complete schedule of ongoing Storytime events, go to www.newtonma.gov/story.

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Trick or Treat at the Jackson Homestead

October 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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As you make the rounds with children on Halloween night, please stop by the Jackson Homestead and Museum for treats and museum admission tickets that may be used throughout the fall. Enjoy trick-or-treating at the historic home that is part of the neighborhood!

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November 2018

The Power of Language: a Panel Discussion

November 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kendrick-Durand House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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$5

What’s in a name? Take a closer look at the words used to describe people who have been historically marginalized through race, gender identity, or physical challenges. Our panel of experts introduces you to how language is evolving to reflect changes in our understanding and tolerance of differences. How did negative labels influence people in the past, and how can we create a more inclusive society as we move into the 21st century? Suggested donation, $5 per person.

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Booker T. Jones and Band – Songs and Stories From the Birth of Soul

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newton North High School, 457 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02460
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Don't Miss Historic Newton's 5th Annual Concert Tickets are on sale now for Booker T. Jones and his band performing "Songs and Stories from the Birth of Soul." As the architect of one of the first racially integrated rock bands (Booker T. and the M.G.'s), Jones set the cast for modern soul music. Join us for an unforgettable concert featuring the legendary Jones, a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Special thanks to major concert sponsors Wayne Towle Master Finishing & Restoration, Eastern Bank,…

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