Volunteers are Appreciated

Mary M vacuuming

Mary Marder cleans a World War I trunk and contents to be displayed at the society's tercentennial exhibition in January 2013.

Mark Marder painting

Mark Marder painting panels for the tercentennial exhibition.

First Parish Church model

Pam Fox, Robin Reisman and Mary Gregory with model of the third First Parish Church building.

Mary G and Rebekah

Mary Gregory and Rebekah Gardiner take apart a framed penmanship exercise in preparation for conservation of both the paper document and the frame.

Tania and Nina

Tania Deary (foreground) works with objects conservator Nina Vinogradskaya to clean a large blacksmith shop sign.

MEMBERSHIP/VOLUNTEER

Membership in the Weston Historical Society is open to all. We welcome your support and encourage you to get involved. Dues and donations may be made by credit card through Paypal, if you wish. Standard dues categories are as follows:

Individual $25
Family $35
Contributing $50
Supporting $100 or more
Life $500 or more

Click here to download our membership form or contact us.

Member Benefits

The Bulletin:

Members receive two issues a year of the Weston Historical Society Bulletin, edited by Pam Fox. The Bulletin publishes historical articles on subjects of current local interest, such as the Josiah Smith Tavern, Old Library, Case Estates, and Field School. We feature organizations celebrating anniversaries for example, in 2010, Lands Sake (30 years) and Wightman Tennis Center (40 years). Two recent issues were devoted to an in-depth look at Modernism in Weston from 1930 to 1970. Modern architects such as Carl Koch, Hugh Stubbins, and Henry Hoover were profiled along with the houses they built in Weston. Articles on Weston-related subjects are welcome. Click here to link to our Discover Weston page, where you can then link to past issues of the Bulletin.

The Bulletin would not be possible without dues and contributions from our members.

Cover of Spring, 2010 Bulletin

Invitations to WHS Lectures and Programs:

No need to miss our lectures and programs. Members receive notices of all WHS events, including annual spring and fall meetings. Folksinger and historical balladeer Jim Douglas has entertained us with traditional songs of the season and a demonstration of the limberjack. We've had lectures by Bruce Schwoegler on “Weston Weather on the Eights” (the Hurricane of 1938 and Blizzard of 1978), by Brian Donahue on “The Land Beneath our Feet: New Tools for Understanding Weston's History,” and by Diane Rapaport on her book, The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England. Other programs – on the Field School, Josiah Smith Tavern, and Regis College - have been designed to provide background on current events.

The Satisfaction of Helping:

Your dues and contributions help us acquire Weston objects and memorabilia, care for our collection of objects, books, manuscripts, and photographs, and develop outreach programs. The WHS depends on the financial support of its members.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Weston Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization. During our weekly open hours (Tuesdays from 10 to 12 noon), volunteers work on collections management and care. Other work times can be arranged. (see Contact Us page)

Volunteers are always needed to:
  • Catalogue, using PastPerfect software
  • Organize and re-house archival materials using acid-free materials
  • Work with the Society’s photo collection
  • Preserve historical materials under the direction of WHS board members
  • Plan and execute exhibits for display cases at the Weston Public Library and Town Hall
  • Write articles for the Bulletin
  • Help with community outreach, including interviewing long-time residents and finding new items for the collection