Newton Cemetery Tour

Historic Newton Events

Sunday, July 30, 2:00 PM

WHO INSPIRED OUR SCHOOL NAMES?

A NEWTON CEMETERY TOUR

Newton’s two high schools simply use North and South for identification, but many public elementary and middle schools are named after a notable person in our city. Stroll through the Newton Cemetery to see the final resting places and learn more about the lives of Dr. Henry Bigelow, F.A. Day, and others whose legacy continues in our schools.

Location: Meet in front of the chapel just inside the main gate, 791 Walnut St, Newton Centre; park in the lot to the left of the chapel.

Admission: Suggested donation, $10 per person

Register: historicnewton.org, or come on tour day

Information: 617-796-1450

Newton Cemetery Tour

Monday, July 31, 10:30 AM

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS: DRESS-UP AT THE HOMESTEAD

Most people today get their clothing pre-made from a store, but historically most clothing was made at home, and worn until it fell apart. We will read Caldecott Award winning book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. Afterwards, interact with historic garments from our collection and design your own clothing with a coloring activity. For children ages 18 months to 6 years and their caregivers. Includes free entrance to the museum after the program.

Location: Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street

Admission: Free

Information: 617-796-1450

 

AUGUST

 

FREE WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON

Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 610:00 AM-5:00 PM

Everyone is invited to enjoy free admission to our museums.

Locations: Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue

Admission: Free

Information: 617-796-1450

 

 

Wednesday, August 16, 10:30 AM

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS: AT HOME AT THE HOMESTEAD

The Jackson Homestead has been occupied for over 200 years, and has seen many changes come to Newton. The Little House by Caldecott Award winner and Newton resident Virginia Lee Burton tells the story of a house similar to the Homestead.  Explore the theme of home, and imagine life from a house’s perspective in this  fun program. For children ages 18 months to 6 years and their caregivers. Includes free entrance to the museum after the program.

Location: Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street

Admission: Free

Information: 617-796-1450

 

Monday, August 28, 10:30 AM

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS: FREEDOM

Today we will read the Caldecott Award winning book Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine based on a true story of one man’s unique, creative escape from enslavement. Preschoolers and their caregivers will be given an opportunity crawl inside Henry’s Box and see other artifacts about freedom seekers around Boston. Includes free entrance to the museum after the program.

Location: Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street

Admission: Free

Information: 617-796-1450

 

Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 310:00 AM-5:00 PM

FREE WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON

Everyone is invited to enjoy free admission to our museums.

Locations: Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue

Admission: Free

Information: 617-796-1450

 

OCTOBER

Sunday, October 1, 12:00 Noon-4 PM

HAYFEST

Come enjoy 19th century crafts at the Jackson Homestead! Learn through hands-on activities how Newton families lived in the 1800s. Try your hand at butter making, cider pressing, and candle dipping. Jump into a burlap sack for a race or play the hoop-tossing game of graces. Join us for a day of old-fashioned fun for the whole family.

Location: Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street

Admission: Free

Information: 617-796-1450

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