• Upcoming Programs

    Winter/Spring 2017 Programs

    Student Curators to Present Disney-Medfield Connection

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    Student curators Evan Springer and Camille Kerwin.

    Monday, March 7
    7:30 pm
    First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
    26 North Street, Medfield

    Ours is the only city of town anywhere named Medfield. Walt Disney used to visit his good friend Justin Dart in Medfield in the 1950s, and he chose Medfield College as the name for a fictitious institution that was the location for several of his movies, including The Absent-Minded Professor.

    This year’s student curators, Evan Springer and Camille Kerwin, will present a program about this connection.

    Like all society programs, this event is free and open to the public.

    Rendezvous with History — Discovering Who’s Who in the House Next Door

    Speaker John Temple.

    Monday, April 3
    7:30 pm
    First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
    26 North Street, Medfield

    John Temple shares fascinating stories about past owners of his house and asks, What about yours?

    John Temple grew up in Medfield and now lives with his wife in a 200-year-old NRHP-listed house in Barnstable on Route 6A, at the corner of Rendezvous Lane.

    He writes, “A few years ago a chance encounter with an old photo unlocked a century’s worth of history involving a very colorful family that summered here from the 1880s to the 1970s. It included a celebrated admiral in the U.S. Navy and a daughter who married into diplomatic service on behalf of the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia… not to mention the admiral’s great-great-great-great granddaughter, who stopped by for a visit a couple of years ago.

    The  program is free and open to the public. Please join us as John shares these stories.