The Weston Friendly Society
Promoting Friendly Relations since 1885
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Weston Historical Society's Spring Lecture
April 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
Unsung Boston Heroes Who Shaped Our World
Thomas M. Paine
Weston Library Community Room
All are welcome.
Thomas Paine grew up in Weston. He is the great grandson of Weston estate owner General Charles Jackson Paine, who led a company of black soldiers in the Civil War and won The America's Cup three times.
The title is based on Tom Paine’s forthcoming book, which tells the story
of his own great-grandfather and of other
individuals vitally engaged in the issues of their time. The old-fashioned word “pluck” captures the
daring, determination, and “grit” of these Boston men and women whose stories span four
centuries. They include an original settler, a woman banished for her beliefs, a founding father, an
advocate for Native Americans, an international sportsman, and a pioneering philanthropist. Some
of their names are unfamiliar, but their legacy endures.
Thomas Paine is the author of Growing Paines (1991) and the founder of Boston !NSP!RES, a consultancy focusing on the intersection of local history, historical preservation, and public space design.
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.
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