“The Land Beneath Our Feet:
New Tools for Understanding Weston's History”
The guest speaker for our featured program, Brian Donahue, presented the April 2, 2009
Historical Society program, “The Land Beneath Our Feet: New Tools for Understanding Weston's History”.
Brian spoke at the Historical Society on his work with Brandeis students at the Case Estates and Highland Town Forest, and how new technologies like GIS computer mapping software are being used in this research.
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The featured object from the WHS collection is a Pupolos mug, donated by hardware store owner
Paul Puopolo. Click here for an article on Puopolos from last fall's Weston Historical Society Bulletin.
“Down by the Riverside” is the featured exhibit in the Historical Society display case at the Weston Public Library (through June 5) At the turn of the last century, an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 canoes were stored in boathouses along the six-mile stretch of the river known as the “Lakes District.”