• Upcoming Programs

    Winter/Spring 2016 Programs

    Growing Up in Medfield in the 1950s and 60s

    8-8-2013-12-51-31-PM-4040996Monday, February 1
    7:30 pm
    First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
    26 North Street

    Back by popular demand! Growing up in Medfield in the 1950s and 60s. (Does this remind you of the movie, Ground Hog Day?)

    About 10 years ago town historian Richard DeSorgher staged a series of very entertaining programs that drew huge crowds about small-town life when many of the regular now-adult attendees were kids. In February, curator Jack Downing will bring together an engaging group of panelists, including Tom Sweeney, Bob Curry, Marge Vasaturo, and Nancy Frame Sedin, who will reminisce about growing up in Medfield in the 50s and 60s.

    Student Curators to Present

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

    In March our student curators Elizabeth Athanasiadis and Wesley Fedak will present. Stay tuned…

    Letters from Europe: My Father in WWII

    Burt and Jinny Greg, 1941. Photo courtesy of Rob Gregg.

    Monday, April 4
    7:30 pm
    First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
    26 North Street

    This is a timeless story of a marriage and family separated by the tumult of war, yet very much connected by the enduring love and devotion expressed through a husband’s letters to his wife.  From numerous state-side training sites to family billets in England, through a D-Day + 28 landing on Utah Beach to his Paris office regimen while serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Burton William Gregg regularly wrote or typed multi-page letters to his states-side wife, Jinny.  In these 486 letters we witness a powerful story: Burt’s longing for his wife and family, his reactions to being a soldier, and his constant search for meaning, purpose, and direction amidst the anguish of war. Seventy-one years later, Rob Gregg of Medfield, their oldest son, reflects on the importance and value of these letters as both an historical and personal account of his parents’ and his own early life as framed by World War II. You won’t want to miss this very special presentation.