Dartmouth history professor Matthew Delmont discussed his upcoming book, Half-American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad, at a Zoom event hosted by Newton Free Library and Historic Newton on Feb. 10.
After two years without the in-person event, Homestead Hayfest was filled with smiling kids churning butter and sipping apple cider. While enjoying the festivities, Newton families also learned about the 19th century. In the backyard of the Jackson Homestead and Museum, Historic Newton offered apple cider pressing, ice cream, candle dipping, and a community atmosphere…
“I think people might not realize that a historic time is made up of everyday moments when people are trying to make the best of things,” Silverstein said.
Historic Newton is working to ease anxiety and bring Newtonites together with a new project called Newton Connects. It will be sharing submitted photos and written entries about residents’ thoughts and emotions surrounding COVID-19.