Fall 2022
Speaker Series in Partnership with the Wellesley Free Library

The Speaker Series is free and open to the public.

Talks will be held in-person at the Main Branch of the Wellesley Free Library* in the Wakelin Room. Refreshments will be served.

* Wellesley Free Library – Main Branch, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

Questions? Please email Taylor Kalloch at director@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

“The Life of Isaac Sprague IV:  Wellesley’s Audubon”

Dr. Robert Savage, a retired surgeon and local art historian, will discuss the life of Wellesley resident Isaac Sprague IV. Sprague was a nineteenth century artist and naturalist who worked closely with John James Audubon and Asa Gray, as well as some of the most famous writers of his day.


 Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Robert Treat Paine, Little Known Founding Father

Tom Paine, a local historian and direct descendant of Robert Treat Paine, will discuss the life of his famous ancestor, who was a major player in Massachusetts politics and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

This series is made possible by our generous sponsor,

Christine Mayer.