From its start in 1810 as a toll road from Brookline to Worcester, Route 9 has undergone many transformations to become the bustling roadway that we know today. Follow along as local history experts from Newton, Wellesley, Natick, and Framingham take you through its development, from toll houses and street cars to shopping malls and roadside entertainment. Learn about the evolution of transportation and commerce, and the political forces that helped shape the east-west road that remains essential to our communities.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required.