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Sunday, October, 25, 2015
Walking Tour of Weston's Two Oldest Cemeteries

2:00 PM Meet at Golden Ball Tavern
Refreshments and museum tour

3:00 PM Cemetery tour with Pam Fox
Leaves from front of Golden Ball Tavern

Rain or shine

Co-sponsored by Weston Historical Society
and Golden Ball Tavern

Two photos from last year's tour

Cemetery Tour Crowd

The group visited Farmers Burying Ground and Central Cemetery.

Pam explaining

Pam Fox explained why gravestones in the earlier Farmers Burying Ground are oriented east-west.

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Weston Historical Society's Annual Meeting and Lecture
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Weston Public Library
All are welcome

7:00 PM Annual Meeting
7:30 PM Lecture by Elizabeth Hope Cushing

Arthur Shurcliff

Arthur Shurcliff is a name every Weston resident should know, for Shurcliff (1870 - 1957) designed our beloved Town Common.

He also served as “town planner” for Weston, on a consulting basis, throughout the 1910s and 20s, guiding a newly created Planning Board in contemplating the future of Weston in the new automobile age. It was Shurcliff who studied the town’s highway system and pointed to the need for a road to remove traffic from the town center, a road now known as the State Road By-Pass. He urged the town to adopt zoning measures to protect against haphazard growth and designed the Chiltern Hundreds subdivision on the south side, a noteworthy example of planned development.

Shurcliff’s life and distinguished career has been thoughtfully chronicled in the recently published biography Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape (2014) by Elizabeth Hope Cushing.

The Weston Historical Society is pleased to welcome Hope Cushing as our speaker at the society’s Annual Meeting on Thursday evening, October 29, 7 pm, at Weston Public Library. Please join us as we explore the career of a landscape architect best known for his work at Colonial Williamsburg but profoundly important to our own small town.

A Weston Timeline

For the 2013 Tercentennial, the Weston Historical Commission has published A Weston Timeline by Pamela W. Fox, a 46-page color illustrated booklet produced in cooperation with the Weston Historical Society.

To order a copy at a cost of $12 plus $5 shipping and handling, click on Order Form, A Weston Timeline.