Recent Events and Features What’s New April 2018 #1

The Spring 2018 issue of The Weston Historical Society Bulletin (PDF) is devoted to the history of the Central Massachusetts Railroad and the coming Mass Central Rail Trail. Included is a special section "Treasures of the Trail," a guide that includes Weston and part of Wayland. You can also find a checklist of the treasures (PDF).

2018 Spring Bulletin Cover



Weston Historical Society's Spring Lecture

Designing Weston: The Olmsted Legacy

Thursday, April 6, 2018

A slide lecture by Alan Banks


Pam Fox

Weston Public Library Community Room

7:15 pm Refreshments

7:30 pm Lecture

All are welcome.

In celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted’s 196th birthday on April 26, Alan Banks, Supervisory Park Ranger at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline will discuss the life and work of Olmsted and his successors. Beginning in 1857 with the design for Central Park in New York City, Olmsted, his sons, and his successor firm created designs for more than 6,000 landscapes across North America, including many in Boston and Weston. As part of the program, Weston historian Pamela Fox will speak on estates in Weston designed by the Olmsted firm.

Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.

Olmsted successors

Olmsted Brothers, successor firm to Frederick Law Olmsted (left) designed the Italian Garden at the Hubbard estate, 80 Orchard Avenue (below.) (Images from Olmsted National Historic Site, NPS)

View of Hubbard Italianate Garden