Programs and Events

Upcoming Programs

The Fairbanks House: An “Above and Beyond Tour”
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 (7:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
via Zoom, with Stuart Christie

Stuart Christie is a long-time Dedham, Massachusetts resident and an avid amateur historian. For the past eight years, Stuart has served as a volunteer docent at the Fairbanks House in Dedham, built in 1637. He is also currently acting as the Director of Visitor Services for the Fairbanks House. This past year, Stuart created — and narrated — a virtual tour of the Fairbanks House — and will recreate this adventure for us, going above and beyond the typical in-person tour.


Land Subsidence: What it is and what it means to our historical landscape
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (7:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
via Zoom, with Dr. Estelle Chaussard

Dr. Estelle Chaussard is currently a senior research scientist and will talk about the growing threats related to sea level rise, increased flooding and water sustainability — and what it means to all of us as we look at our homes and historic buildings. Estelle will use Boston as her backdrop, given that the city has experienced, ameliorated and lived with these changes over the years.

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How to Register. Please visit the library website to register for these programs: https://westwoodlibrary.libcal.com/calendar. Find the program, then click on “Begin Registration” to sign up. You will receive an e-mail the day before the event with the Zoom information you need to join us. (If you’d rather register by phone, just call 781-320-1045.

As always, we welcome ideas for speakers, including yourself.
Just send us an e-mail at westwoodhistorical@comcast.net.