The Weston Historical Society's Tercentennial Exhibition
The society's tercentennial exhibition was designed by Will Twombly of Spokeshave Designs. Graphic design is by Mary Orr of Orr Studios. The exhibit includes a timeline and nine thematic areas: agriculture, industry, professionals, education, commerce, estates, summer pleasures, Weston in wartime, and post-war growth. Exhibit cases were donated by the Concord Museum and Peabody Essex Museum.
Pictures from the Exhibition
The Committee and Others at Work
The six-member exhibition committee was chaired by Pam Fox and included Mary Gregory, Mary Marder, Tania Deary, Rebekah Gardiner, and Robin Reisman. Each member was responsible for one or more of the exhibit themes, including the research, layout of the display panels, and label content.
Objects in the Exhibition
Most of the objects in the exhibition are from the collection of the Weston Historical Society. Among the highlights are three paintings by Weston artist Gertrude Fiske, an 1890s golf bag and clubs used at Weston Golf Club in its original location on Church Street, and a World War I trunk with its complete contents including gas mask, communication device, and memorabilia (a map of Paris, French Phrase Book, military papers, and dozens of other paper items displayed in one of the nine cases.
Weston Historical Society Annual Meeting and Lecture
Thursday, November 7, 2013
7:00 PM Refreshments
7:15 PM Annual Meeting
7:30 PM Lecture
Weston Public Library
All are welcome
Historic Route 20
A Journey Across America's Longest Highway
In 2010, Bryan Farr set out on a cross country journey with only one goal - stay the entire way on US Route 20 from Boston to Newport, Oregon. No map or GPS was needed and 3,365 miles later and over 2,000 photos shot, the task of organizing the journey took on a life of its own. The early history of the highway and long lost routes started to emerge and stories in every town were wanting to be told. In 2012, Bryan founded the Historic US Route 20 Association. Bryan will guide us on a journey through history, beginning with the old Native American trails in Massachusetts to the busiest super highways. He will also discuss his efforts to promote and preserve America's Longest Highway.
A Weston TimelineFor the 2013 Tercentennial, the Weston Historical Commission has published A Weston Timeline by Pamela W. Fox, a 46-page color illustrated booklet produced in cooperation with the Weston Historical Society.
Will You Pitch In?Donations to underwrite expenses for the WHS Tercentennial Exhibition continue to be gratefully accepted. The names of current sponsors have been acknowledged on a display panel at the exhibition. Contributions can be mailed to Weston Historical Society at P.O. Box 343, Weston MA 02493.
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