Newton's Almshouses 1731-1964

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Thursday, January 15, 7:00 PM
What happened to Newton’s poor, disabled, elderly, infirm or homeless before Social Security? Join Michael J. Clarke, Newton Highlands resident, for a fascinating look at how Newton and other New England towns cared (or didn’t care) for their less fortunate citizens, from Colonial times until recently. Discover what artifacts yet remain of the rich history and evolution of Newton’s Workhouse, Poorhouse, Almshouse, Poor Farm, City Home and Infirmary.


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