Category Archives: History Corner

Untold Stories of the American Revolution: COA, December 5

Both owlets are currently in US History class, just like most juniors in Weston schools. Not to hurt any US history teacher’s feelings but they are pretty tired of the American Revolution. Given the area we live in (Lexington and Concord are our famous neighbors), students seem to get extra close to this period in American history, though perhaps every

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Josiah Smith Tavern Update – November 2023

The newsletter update on the Josiah Smith Tavern has arrived at the Owl burrow. I am unable to use the title of their update which is the “Josiah Smith Tavern Reuse.” That sounds like recycling. No, the renovation and reopening of the Josiah Smith deserves more. It deserves JoSTice. You can find past updates and pity Owl commentary by searching

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Save the Date: “Trimming the Tavern” at the Golden Ball Tavern, Dec 2-10

How can we be talking about trimming taverns and holiday activities already? Wasn’t it just the start of soccer season? I am so confused, maybe because both Weston High School soccer teams are in the playoffs right now (girls at home tonight at 6 pm against Newburyport, boys away at 6:30 pm at Pembroke, go ‘cats, like how I fit

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A Pictorial Tour Around Farmers Burial Ground and Central Cemetery

On Sunday October 29, the Historical Society of Weston and the Golden Ball Tavern co-sponsored a program about two of the three oldest cemeteries in Weston–the Farmers’ Burial Ground (1703) and the Central Cemetery (1792). The second oldest of the three, by the way, is the South Burying Ground on South Avenue (1790) but that was not on the tour

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Brian Donahue and Weston Agriculture – Historical Society Lecture Nov 1

Weston Historical Society is pleased to announce that environmental historian and Land’s Sake co-founder Brian Donahue will be the guest speaker at the 2023 WHS Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 1 at the Weston Public Library. The program will begin with the annual meeting at 7 pm, followed by refreshments at 7:15 and the lecture at 7:30. If you have not met

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