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volunteers Kay Conrad and Linda Wiseman. "We proceed slowly because we authenticate everything." The Education Committee, chaired by Michelle Roman and Caroline McGuire, trains docents who give guided tours and hosts students from elemen- tary grades through preservation carpentry pro- grams. In collaborative programs with Weston Public Schools, third and fifth graders come to the Golden Ball to see how different colonial life really was, and eleventh grade history students carry out advanced credit work. The Tavern has also welcomed inde- pendent school groups and homeschoolers, as well as graduate-level students from the North Bennett Street School in Boston. Recent outreach initiatives have brought Girl Scout troops to the Golden Ball. "Seeing the girls sitting on the parlor floor cross-stitching and talking quietly while a fire crackles in the fireplace is a joy," says Roman. "We thought the kids might be bored, but they love it." The Visitors Center, added in 1982, is available for community groups to hold meetings and have a guided tour of the house. In May the Golden Ball presents its eighth biannual symposium on colonial life, this year in conjunction with the Lexington Historical 84 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 072-085_WWMb14_golden ball tavern_v2_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/24/14 3:11 PM Page 84