Honoring Waltham History
Bust out your old historic photos!
Don't think we're off the South Side yet. Pauline Saulnier has a great story and as soon as I get those pictures we'll have that piece.
Until then, I'm going to piggyback on a previous news article about celebrating our history next month with Historic Waltham Days.
Waltham Patch editor Ryan Grannan-Doll already given you the PDF of almost everything. I have a few more, but one is worth repeating.
Mass Memories is a way to make Waltham's history personal. So, please don't forget to take three photos to the National Archives on July 16 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. for the Mass Memories Road Show. It's free and sponsored by the Waltham Public Library, the Waltham Historical Society, Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce, University of Massachusetts Boston and Mass Humanities. Anyone who lives in Waltham, was born in Waltham or works in Waltham is eligible.
You decide what you think is your Waltham history, the city gets photographic evidence of its past and those who have extra time can sit for a short video. Your great great grandchildren will be glad you did.
There's also a Civil War Round Table at Cornelia Warren Field on July 10 from 1-4 p.m. I looked at the poster and am not sure how this is a round table. It's actually the 6th annual Civil War Baseball Game. That seems fitting since this year is 150 years since the Civil War started. Also, the Waltham Museum at 25 Lexington St. is hosting a Native American lecture by Frank Maloney at 2 p.m. Cost is $2 for non- members.
On July 9, the third annual Metz Auto Meet will be held at the Museum. "The Metz Story," a slide show about the cars built in Waltham is slated for 10:30 a.m. If you visit YouTube and search for Metz reunions you'll see a few Waltham videos of the previous reunions. The slide show, "When the Flying Machines Came to Waltham" is scheduled a few hours later at 1:30 p.m. This sounds interesting, especially since William Deane, the president of the Massachusetts Aviation Historical Society is giving the talk.
On July 13th at 2 p.m. Jonathan Boschen is giving a talk on the Embassy Theater. Many of us frequented that old theater and would love to hear its history. The talk is being held at the museum and admission is $2.
I'm looking at all the events for Historic Days and wondering how I can see and hear it all, especially since some are slated for the same day.