WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Kathleen Fahey, curator at the Historical Society. Increasingly though, we relied on Dorin. He amassed the information, rearranged and edited it, and, as it turned out, was our best guide: presenting information with gusto and at the same time (from everyone's viewpoint except his own) a certain ease. After tweaking the material during four test walks, we felt ready to present our work to the Historical Society's Board of Directors. But wait! In the interim, the Society had welcomed a new Executive Director, Bob Damon, who, fortunately, embraced our project with open arms and with his own innovative and organizational ideas. But with a full schedule, a new job, and meetings on every front, our project got stuck in a holding pattern until Damon could give us the benefit of his experience. We were over ten months in by then. Following Damon's input, we realized we needed an objective audience to critique our first offering. Racing against winter, we settled on a late November date to invite fourteen people to take our first two-hour, 2.3-mile walk. The group consisted of Boston-By-Foot guides and other folks interested in history, in Wellesley, or in both. When the day came, we were nervous — and with good reason. After all, we'd been then. To our relief, the tour passed muster. But our critics reinforced what we'd suspected — the tour was too long. Additionally, 115 f a l l 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e our own, very appreciative audience until

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