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Lydia Maria Child

Lydia Maria Child Wayland’s own Lydia Maria Child wrote the most famous poem in America about Thanksgiving- “Over the River and Through the Wood’ (originally titled “The New-England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day”). Mrs. Child was a prominent 19th century author,...

New Board Members

Welcome to New Board Members Beth Butler and Jack Russell from Molly Faulkner      Jack Russell, of Russell’s Garden Center,  is the son of Sam and Polly Russell and nephew of Lew and Charlotte Russell.  Jack was the farm manager and a docent for the Washburn Norlands...

What do Ceramics Tell us About Wayland

What do Ceramics Tell us About Wayland’s Ancient Inhabitants? The lecture entitled, “What do Ceramics Tell us About Wayland’s Ancient Inhabitants?” was presented by John Pretola, on October 21, during Massachusetts Archaeology Month.  The program was organized by the...

Cochituate 1887

Cochituate and North Natick 1887 Click on image for a closer view From the Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center...

Talking Trash!

TALKING TRASH! GETTING RID OF WAYLAND’S REFUSE A History of Burning, Burying, Recycling, Pig Farms, Composting, Single Stream Recycling, 1-800-JUNK – Molly Faulkner, president of the Wayland Historical Society and early member of Wayland Public Schools Green Team,...

The Sudbury River Flows Slow

Professor Robert Thorson, author of “The Boatman”, entertained and educated a full house at the Grout Heard House Museum. Dams, lawyers, farmers, saw mills, Thoreau, and the civil war all share the stage in the drama of the meandering Sudbury River and its...

Ceramics

WHAT DO CERAMICS TELL US ABOUT WAYLAND’S ANCIENT INHABITANTS? Saturday, October 21 ~ 2:00 – 4:00 PM Wayland Town Building Large Hearing Room Massachusetts Archaeology Month Event, co-sponsored with the Wayland Historical Commission and presented by Dr. John Pretola....

The Boatman

WAYLAND’S EMBATTLED MEADOWLAND FARMERS: THOREAU AND THE “FLOWAGE CONTROVERSY” (1858-1862) Thursday, September 14 ~ 7:00 PM Grout Heard House Museum University of Connecticut Professor Robert Thorson details a fascinating chapter in Wayland history – the...
Draper Room

Draper Room

Draper Room Part of the original 1740s house. May have been original kitchen; became dining room or second parlor when Silas Grout enlarged the house in the late 18th century. Now furnished in 19th century decor with many items from the Draper family. Learn more at...

Annual Meeting

ANNUAL MEETING AND A PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAINS Wednesday, May 17 7:30-9:30 PM Grout Heard House Museum. At the close of the Business Meeting, Jane Sciacca will display a few of our collection items, sharing with you their backgrounds. At least one will never before...

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