The Stanwood House at 323 Washington Street was built in 1916

Explore our collections and open a door into Wellesley’s past

The Dadmun-McNamara house was moved to 229 Washington Street in 1975

Explore our collections and open a door into Wellesley’s past

Join us this weekend!

We have two exciting activities happening this Saturday (May 21st) as part of Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend.

1.) Come visit us at our 323 Washington Street location between 11am and 3pm (Saturday, 5/21)! See the progress we have made towards transforming the building into our #futurehome and learn more about what is left to accomplish.

2.) From 10am to 12pm (Saturday, 5/21), join Girl Scouts, Elizabeth McDonnell and Thea Fischmann for an Historical Scavenger Hunt of Wellesley Square. The Hunt begins at Central Park located at corner of Washington Street and Grove Street in Wellesley Square. Participants will explore the Wellesley Square area while attempting to match pictures of historical buildings against the modern buildings they see during their walk. Upon returning, to the starting point participants will receive an answer sheet along with historical information for each building.

History in Bloom:

A Spring Gala

A huge thank you to all of our attendees, honor roll contributors, raffle participants, and sponsors for helping to make our “History in Bloom: A Spring Gala” event such a success! We absolutely could not continue to preserve and share Wellesley’s history without your support. Thank you!

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Give NOW to the Capital Campaign
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Become a Member of the Society or Renew your membership.
Contribute to the Society’s Annual Fund.

We require everyone over the age of two to wear a mask in the building. Thank you for helping us keep everyone healthy!

Bonus points for wearing a surgical, KN95, or N95 mask.

The mission of the Wellesley Historical Society is to serve as the historical resource center for the town of Wellesley; to provide educational programs; to collect, interpret, and display materials pertaining to the history of the town and its people; to inspire public involvement in and appreciation of its heritage and culture.