Digging up Winchester’s Past: Native Americans along the Mystic
Peter Wild and Ellen Knight
Thursday, October 4
Jenks Senior Center
Learn about the history of Squaw Sachem and Native Americans in Winchester through documents and artifacts. Historian Ellen Knight will speak on the co-existence of the Native American and colonial English cultures in the Massachusetts Bay/Winchester area as illustrated by the Squaw Sachem and her family. Peter Wild will discuss the Sherman Russell Native American Local Artifacts Collection. Sherman Russell, and his father, collected these artifacts on their land near the Mystic Lakes in the early 1900’s. Examples of arrow heads and tools, many found in Winchester, will be on display
Ellen Knight, Ph.D., is a specialist in the history of the arts of the Boston area at the turn of the twentieth century, as well as the history of Winchester, Mass. She authored histories of Winchester Hospital, the Winchester Public Library, Winchester Community Music School, and Wright-Locke Farm and was the co-author of the Children’s History of Winchester, as well as numerous articles on an array of local subjects published in the Daily Times Chronicle.
Peter Wild is a descendent of the Russell family. He was born and lives in Winchester; he is the owner of Boston Tree Preservation, and a Board member of the Society.
The Winchester Historical Society is proud to join with Winchester Reads in presenting this event Be sure to read the book, Caleb’s Crossing, and then hear the author Geraldine Brooks discuss her story of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard University. That event is at McCall Middle School on October 23.
Winchester Town Day
POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY–JUNE 3
Historic Trolley Tours of Winchester
Come early to get your FREE ticket at the Winchester Historical Society Booth
on the Town Common starting at 9:00A.M.
Saturday, June 2nd.
10:00 Development of North Main Street led by John Clemson
10:30 Homes of the Stars led by Ellen Knight (CANCELED)
11:00 Development of North Main Street led by John Clemson
11:30 West Side Farms led by Susan Keats
12:00 Solar Homes of Winchester led by Sustainable Winchester
12:30 West Side Farms led by Susan Keats
1:00 Trees of Winchester led by Peter Wild
Strawberry Festival and Tours of the Sanborn House
Trolleys will run a continuous loop from the Town Common to the Sanborn House
starting at about 1:45 with the last trolley leaving the Sanborn House at 3:45
TROLLEY TOURS SPONSORED BY WINCHESTER SAVINGS BANK AND TOUR GUIDES PROVIDED BY THE WINCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Winchester Historical Society Annual Meeting
The Sanborn House Landscape
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Tuesday, May 22nd
Refreshments and Annual Meeting at 7:00.
Program begins at 7:30
Sanborn House Historical & Cultural Center
Martha H. Lyon, ASLA, will discuss the Sanborn Estate in the context of landscape design at the turn of the twentieth century and the process of preservation/rehabilitation today. Ms. Lyon was a member of the design team for the Sanborn House Feasibility Study in 2005 and the recent exterior restoration. Thanks to a grant from the Griffin Foundation, she will be developing a master plan for land around the Sanborn House during the coming year.
Free and open to the public