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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The Wellesley Historical Society Walk Series top left: The Shattuck Block is now home to Wellesley A.M. DePrisco Jewelers bottom right: A look back at the Shattuck Block along Washington Street the Boston-By-Foot guides came up with many other practical suggestions. We took notes and parted for a month-long holiday break, knowing we had more work ahead. When we reconvened in January, 13 months since Stedman's idea was born, our to-do list looked as long as ever: n DECIDE We had to: schedule it for our own Board? Schedule it for the public? n DETERMINE n IDENTIFY n the length of the tour. the steps needed to complete our first walk. Once the steps are identified, SPLIT THE TASKS. n SET whether or not to schedule Walk # 1. And, if yes, DATES, but — first n DECIDE n DIVVY clear with town event calendar. on the theme for Walk #2. up tasks for Walk #2. It was time to choose between perpetual perfecting and committing Walk No. 2 Wellesley Square: Then and Now Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00 am Sunday, October 27 at 1:00 pm to a date. We committed. Our first public tour would be in April, one year and five months after we'd begun, and we'd use the months before then to modify the tour's length while squeezing in a demonstration for our Society's Board. By now, it was clear our walks would be an organic thing: changing in response to comments, questions and par- 1 mile ticipant energy. Plus, we needed to choose Walk #2. Mulling over our original possi- 1½ hour walk bilities, we reasoned that the "Center" and "Wellesley" were often used We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 3 interchangeably. Tour #2, therefore, chose itself: Wellesley Square: Meet at Town Hall Then and Now. After assigning tasks, someone amongst us wondered aloud if we Free for Historical Society members; $5.00 for others couldn't pull off a launch date of September, nine full months away. We all agreed, "of course we can." 116 For more information and additional dates: 781.235.6690 or visit www.wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org x

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