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These posts, now numbering more than 100, are the work of Weston Historical Society board member Kara Fleming, who has a gift for choosing engaging stories and keeping them short to suit today’s lifestyles. For people who are not on social media, the Facebook posts are embedded on the WHS website (see upper left corner of the home page or any Recent Events and Features page).
Among the most popular subjects is “Where is it Wednesday?” or sometimes “Where was it?” or “What is it?” Kara uses historical photographs of historic buildings to illuminate the history behind a building that is now used for a different purpose — the Foster estate mansion, now Pine Brook Country Club clubhouse, for example — or which has been demolished but has left traces — for example, a foundation on the north side of Boston Post Road in the Town Center.
Kara holds a journalism degree from the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and worked as Assistant to the Weston Town Manager and Public Information Officer from 2013 to 2021, managing the town’s communications and editing the Town Report. She enjoys sharing stories from Weston’s past and seeing people engage with the content. Said Kara, “The stories either bring up fond memories for folks or surprise them. It feels good reading comments from people who never knew the history or who have family ties to the story, as well as those who add to the story. Weston has an interesting history that has fortunately been preserved by great people and that work needs to be shared.” Suggestions welcome! Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org.