Tag Archives: Josiah Smith Tavern

Josiah Smith Tavern Update: Master Lease

If you live or have lived in Weston, or spent hours trying to get across the Intersection of Doom, you will be familiar with our postcard-worthy Josiah Smith Tavern. Once surrounded by elm trees and frequented by colonials, the Tavern went through many iterations, like an actual tavern, carriage-making, a home, a place to get second-hand clothes, and after a

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Mega-Saturday Continues with JST Exhibit Open for Last Views

The final Community Open House for the Weston Historical Society’s exhibit “History Under One Roof” at the Josiah Smith Tavern will be Saturday, December 3 from 10 am to 4 pm. This aligns with all other planets events in downtown Weston including the Handmade Holiday Market at the AIC and then later with the Winter Festival on Town Green. There

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History Corner: George Washington Did Sleep Here

Last week, the Owl received the Needham History Center’s periodic newsletter and was sucked in by the fabulous title “Oops- Corrections! George Washington Never Slept Here.” If you have not signed up for NHC’s newsletter, do it right now–Gloria Greis is one heckuva writer and storyteller and you will immediately get sucked into the story about how George enjoyed halcyon

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Weston Historical Society Re-Opens “History Under One Roof” Exhibit at the JST

The Weston Historical Society is re-opening its exhibit, which debuted last May at Celebrate Weston. Located in four first-floor rooms in the newly restored Josiah Smith Tavern (JST or the JoSTice), “History Under One Roof” tells the story of the JST as a tavern, a home for three generations of the Jones family, and a community building since the early

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“History Under One Roof: The Evolution of the JST” Exhibit: An Owl Preview

On Tuesday, May 17, the Owl was pleased to be invited to a Preview Party for the opening of the Weston Historical Society’s “History Under One Roof: The Evolution of the Josiah Smith Tavern” at none other than the Josiah Smith Tavern, aka the JST or, for followers of the Wes-TEN, JosTice. Because of the possibility of CAKE, and also

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McDonald’s Signs Three-Year Lease for Josiah Smith Tavern Space

Yesterday, McDonald’s Corporation signed a three-year lease agreement with the Friends of the Josiah Smith Tavern to rent the restaurant space in what was formerly the JST Barn. It is the first time McDonald’s has opened a fast-food location inside a 1700s-era building. “We could not imagine a spot more perfect to sell our hamburgers and shakes,” said Chuck Berger,

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