MCC distributed grants to cultural organizations in Massachusetts, including Newton Community Pride, Historic Newton, and the New Art Center.
Myrtle Baptist Church Remains a Cornerstone of Newton’s Black Community Throughout Its 149-Year History
Myrtle Baptist is unique as it has a history of activism and community work, allowing it to act as a haven for those that need it.
Historic Newton and Natick Historical Society Collaborate on Local Indigenous History Exhibit
The exhibit narrates the story of Indigenous people in Nonantum, many of whom were converted to Christianity.
Matthew Delmont Discusses Experiences of Black Soldiers in World War II at Virtual Event
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.
Families Enjoy Fall Festivities at Homestead Hayfest
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…
Newton to Re-Evaluate City Seal
The City Seal Working Group began meeting last week to evaluate if the Newton City Seal, depicting Rev. John Eliot speaking to a group of Native Americans, should continue to represent Newton.
Newton Community Cameras Documents the Early Days of the Pandemic
“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 Documents Newtonites’ COVID-19 Experience with Newton Connects
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.