Historic Newton offers the following special programs and events during the month of May:
Saturday, May 18, 5:30-7:30 PM
HOUSE TOUR PREVIEW PARTY
The Preview Party celebrates the homeowners and the homes being featured on our 31st Annual Tour. Join us for sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and fine wines and get a sneak preview of the homes featured on the Tour. Individual tickets $125 each by advance registration only. Sponsorship opportunities also available; buy tickets online or over the phone at 617.796.1450.
Sunday, May 19, noon-5:00 PM
31st ANNUAL HOUSE TOUR
Featuring private homes that highlight interior design, architecture, and historic renovation throughout Newton, the House Tour benefits Historic Newton’s programming. Advance sale tickets: $25 for Historic Newton members/$35 for nonmembers. Ticket prices increase $5 the day before the tour, so buy now and save! Buy your House Tour tickets on the Historic Newton website or by calling 617.796.1450.
Thursday, May 23, 7:30 PM
HISTORY BOOK CLUB MEETING
This month’s book selection is Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall. Recognized as a major work and a touchstone for any future discussion of the origins of America’s military escalation in Vietnam, the book exploits a wide array of new sources to explore America’s Vietnam policy. Well written and accessible, it cogently and systematically undermines the argument that America’s military escalation in Vietnam was in any way inevitable or necessary. The book club is free and open to all, new members are welcome.
In addition, current exhibitions include:
Confronting Our Legacy: Slavery and Antislavery in the North: a three-dimensional learning center with hands-on activities and information about colonial slavery, the Underground Railroad, and local abolitionists.
An Architect Ahead of Her Time: Annie Cobb (1830-1911): Arguably the first woman architect in America, Cobb succeeded in fashioning a career for herself in the male world of building in a time when women’s work was mainly limited to the home.
Newton and the Civil War: showcasing Newton residents in the Civil War. Also be sure to visit our new Women’s Fashions of the Civil War Era exhibit.