Recent Events and Features What’s New April 2017 #1

The Weston Friendly Society

Promoting Friendly Relations since 1885

A Few Photos from the Annual Meeting


Weston Historical Society's Spring Lecture

American Pluck:
Unsung Boston Heroes Who Shaped Our World

Illustrated lecture


Thomas M. Paine

April 6, 2017, 7:30 pm

Weston Library Community Room

All are welcome.

Thomas Paine grew up in Weston. He is the great grandson of Weston estate owner General Charles Jackson Paine, who led a company of black soldiers in the Civil War and won The America's Cup three times.

The title is based on Tom Paine’s forthcoming book, which tells the story of his own great-grandfather and of other individuals vitally engaged in the issues of their time. The old-fashioned word “pluck” captures the daring, determination, and “grit” of these Boston men and women whose stories span four centuries. They include an original settler, a woman banished for her beliefs, a founding father, an advocate for Native Americans, an international sportsman, and a pioneering philanthropist. Some of their names are unfamiliar, but their legacy endures.

Thomas Paine is the author of Growing Paines (1991) and the founder of Boston !NSP!RES, a consultancy focusing on the intersection of local history, historical preservation, and public space design.