Natick's Lost History: The Railroad Comes to Natick

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Local writer and commentator Peter Golden will be joined by Cary Holmes to explore the development of the modern town in the 19th century. We’ll talk about Henry Wilson, Lydia Maria Child, Natick’s role in the Civil War with the Glory Regiment, the Great Fire and recovery, our town’s Gilded Age, and more.

Cary Holmes is a retired history teacher and reference librarian at the Morse Institute Library in Natick. His years of researching the military, political and social history of the town he serves have led to the creation of an extraordinary archive linking individual soldiers and sailors to both their wartime and civilian experiences. Presently, Holmes is creating a residential database of homes occupied by Natick veterans including upwards of a thousand entries.

This is the fourth of a five-part series on Natick’s Lost History. For more information please call the library at 508-647-6520.

Presentation is free and open to the public. There will be opportunities for audience participation. Due to the controversial nature of the material relating to the early years of the town, parental discretion is advised. Refreshments will be served.