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The Future The Wellesley Historical Society has been expanding and reaching new heights. Because of this, the organization has outgrown its headquarters, the 1824 Dadmun-McNamara House. The need for additional storage and operational space led the Society's board of directors to pur- chase a new property — none other than the 1916 home of Dr. Frederick Stanwood, one of the Society's first members. Dr. Stanwood's house stands at 323 Washington Street, and will give the Society much-needed collections storage space, exhibition space, and office space. While the house is in excellent condition, it needs to be adapted into an appropriate headquarters facility that will house the Society's 430 lin- ear feet of archival materials, 1,500 costumes, 2,700 maps and plans, 2,400 entomological pieces, and all of the other historical treas- ures for which it cares. Museum-quality storage units will be set up, an elevator will be put in, and proper climate control will be installed. With long-awaited town approvals, the Historical Society is now embarking on the fundraising stage of the renovation project. The staff, board, and volunteers are confident that the new home will become a reality soon with the community's support and enthusi- asm for the project. The Wellesley Historical Society began as just an idea in 1925, but has since grown into the well-established, dynamic organiza- tion that it is today. With an enthusiastic vol- unteer base, a dedicated staff, and a highly committed board of directors, the Society looks toward a bright future. For more information on the programs and activities of the Historical Society, visit its website at www.wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org or call 781.235.6690. For research questions and appointments, email info@wellesleyhistori- calsociety.org. turn op-ed issues speak up opinion sound off town green my turn op-ed issues speak up opinion sound off town green my turn op-ed issues speak up 44 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 6

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