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Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

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286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
617-641-9142 www.historicnewton.org

March 2019

Storytime program for kids-“Adventure”

March 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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adventure

Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old. Moreover, our program focuses on literacy, Newton's history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “adventure”.

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Out in Newton: LGBTQ History Discussion

March 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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LGBTQ

Do you know that the first Gay-Straight Alliance at a public high school in America and one of the nation’s first gay weddings at City Hall happened in Newton? So Newton has been at the forefront of LGBTQ history. Moreover, hear from those who participated in groundbreaking events and join us for a discussion. This is part of our “Expanding Our Narratives” program. Thanks to the support of the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, and a grant from the Newton Cultural…

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Look Closer: Hidden History Tour

March 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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women

What can a bed tell us about the social status of the person who slept there? How does the architecture of a home reinforce gender roles? With a Historic Newton educator, examine selected objects to uncover the history hidden in plain sight in a 30-minute tour. This tour focuses on women.

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June 2019

Play Dramatizes 19th Century Philanthropist

June 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until June 9, 2019

Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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In the turmoil and strife that followed the U.S. Civil War, a family newspaper that started in Boston, The Youth’s Companion, was a welcome touchstone in half a million homes across the nation. The paper not only promoted patriotism and temperance but educated and enlightened its readers about events, people, and places both near and far. Moreover, reclusive publisher Daniel Sharp Ford quietly used his wealth to help thousands of disadvantaged people. In Good Company’s performance of “None but The…

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July 2019

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS

July 31, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m. Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton's history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week's theme is ABCs. Admission: Free Information: 617-641-9142

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August 2019

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS

August 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Wednesday, August 14, 10:30 a.m. Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton's history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Counting.” Location: Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue Admission: Free

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STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS

August 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Wednesday, August 28, 10:30 a.m. Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton's history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Feelings.” Admission: Free Information: 617-641-9142

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September 2019

Storytime at the Museums: Durant-Kenrick House

September 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 23, 2019

Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Free

Storytime at the Museums: Durant-Kenrick House Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton's history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. Each 30-45 minute program includes reading from a children's book, an activity, a museum takeaway, and access to the museum afterward. Families are welcome to bring snacks for their kids. Includes free entrance to the museums after the program. Themes: 9/11: Trees…

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December 2019

MEET THE MAKERS and MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY @ Durant Kenrick

December 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Free

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support arts and culture in Newton at both of our museums. Meet Newton artists and authors, purchase work directly from them, and enjoy a 20% discount on merchandise at the museum shops. At the Durant-Kenrick House from 10:30 a.m. to noon, join us for “Art, Spirituality and The Power of Creativity,” an inclusive discussion with Newton artists and authors about the spiritual tones that often guide their creativity, presented with NewCity…

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Museum Store Sunday and Meet the Makers!

December 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Meet the Makers brings Newton artists to the Jackson Homestead and the Durant-Kenrick House on Sunday, December 1 to exhibit and sell their work. This free, family-friendly program, includes admission to both museums. December 1 is also Museum Store Sunday, an international day for museum stores to highlight their quality gifts. Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the museum stores at the Jackson Homestead and the Durant-Kenrick House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All museum shop merchandise is discounted. The day's events…

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