WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2014

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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Society. Themes have ranged from this year's subject, "Personal Stories from the American Revolutionary Period," to food and drink and the lives of women in colonial times. The Outdoor Antiques Show and Sale is another way for people to get involved, by donating gently used furniture and accessory items, helping to set up and staff the barn sale, or coming to shop. Membership in the Golden Ball Tavern Trust also supports the museum. Information is available online at www.goldenballtavern.org. As its 250th anniversary draws near, the Golden Ball Tavern Museum offers visitors and volunteers unparalleled exposure to a slice of colonial history and the chance to partici- pate in preserving the Jones family's remark- able legacy for future generations. 85 s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e Commentary My association with the Golden Ball Tavern stretches back to 1972, when my wife and I first walked through the structure. We were impressed by its distinguished woodwork, and fascinating mix of furnish- ings. But most of all we were drawn to the stories of the people who had lived there. Such a remarkable line of continuous own- ership offers a rare opportunity to study the lives of a single family over almost two hundred years. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to those who, over the last half-century, have guided the transforma- tion of the building from private home to public museum. Through their thoughtful oversight, all of us can enjoy and learn from a true local treasure. B R O C K J O B E P R O F E S S O R O F A M E R I C A N D E C O R AT I V E A R T S S W I N T E R T H U R M U S E U M 072-085_WWMb14_golden ball tavern_v2_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/24/14 3:12 PM Page 85

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