Calendar of Upcoming Events

Fall Membership Meeting
Wednesday October 22, 7:30 pm

Join us for a conversation with Jerry Kelleher and Brendan King, where we go behind the scenes of the new documentary, Norwood Arena: The Movie.  We’ll hear what inspired them to reconstruct the history of the town’s lost track, plus anecdotes about their interviews with drivers, officials, and fans. Learn more about our own contribution to an exciting chapter in the nation’s sports history. The presentation follows our brief business meeting, open to all interested parties.

Norwood High School Art Exhibit 

Saturday & Sunday November 1 & 2
12:00 – 3:00 pm

Norwood High School art and photography students will display their work created after their tour of the mansion. Engaging with Fred Holland Day and his significance as a pioneer in the American Fine Art Photography movement, students then create their own artwork inspired by one of the three primary themes of Day’s work (Portraits, Allegory, and Historical sites) or the Day House itself. Using varying media and styles, each piece of student artwork is a distinctive interpretation of these themes.  The exhibit will also include the works of high school photography students who will develop and display one photograph each pertaining to the house or its contents. Please come enjoy their work!

"Murder & Mayhem" at the Old Parish Cemetery
Saturday November 1, 5:00 pm

Join us for a guided tour of the cemetery’s most notorious occupants, led by Patricia Fanning. Hear about the first recorded murder in South Dedham, among other mishaps and misdeeds of the 19th century.

We will offer light refreshments and prepare a lighted path to follow, but to ensure your own safety please bring a flash light. The entrance is located on Washington Street, opposite Howard Street.  Advance tickets are available for purchase at the Norwood Civic Center, and at the entrance: $5 per person. All revenue will benefit our efforts to maintain and restore the Day House.

Stay tuned for details on our holiday events, celebrating the COLORS OF CHRISTMAS
Sunday afternoons, November 30 – December 28


Meetings of the Board of Governors are held on the third Wednesday of alternate months at 7:00 p.m. at the Morrill Memorial Library.

Regular meetings of the Society are normally held on the fourth Wednesday of April, June and October, with other programs and special events scattered throughout the year.

Recent NHS Newsletters
Fall 2011
Spring 2011
Fall 2010
Fall 2009

Spring 2009


Norwood Historical Society, The Day House, 93 Day Street, Norwood, MA 02062 | Tel: 781-762-9197 |