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February Stone Soup and Speaker with historian Jon Green 2/22

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 13:55

The Wakefield Estate will welcome Jon Green for the second event in its 2017 Stone Soup & Speaker Series on Wednesday, February 22, 6:00-7:30pm. Jon Green, who assumed position of Curator for the Milton Historical Society in 2014, will look closely at the history of a little known Native community, the Middleborough Indians. Their history reveals the political, racial, and religious dynamism which characterized the meshing of Native and English cultures during the late-17th and 18th centuries. Jon Green is a public historian, archivist, and educator and also acts as caretaker for the Suffolk Resolves House in Milton, MA.
This year’s series, entitled "The Stories that Define Us," will look at several key periods of our local history to highlight stories of our past that reveal important connections to our present and future. The series began by covering the time of pre-European occupation, and will continue with the colonial and Industrial Revolution periods, concluding with a review of the area's natural and environmental history over the 20th century.
Soup is served at 6:00 pm followed by the talk at 6:30. $10 suggested donation. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. This event will be held in the mansion house of the Wakefield Estate, located at 1465 Brush Hill Road. To RSVP or for more information, please call 617-333-0924.


Order a hand-crafted wreath for the holidays!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:29

Once again this holiday season, we are offering our popular hand-crafted, locally-sourced holiday wreaths. The wreaths are 18” inches in diameter and can be hung or used as a holiday centerpiece. Hurry - supply is limited. To order, call 617-333-0924 or email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The wreaths are $35-50; all proceeds benefit the Trust's educational programming. Wreaths will be available for pick up after Dec 5 at the Wakefield Estate, or earlier if arranged with staff.

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Dogwood Days 2017: A Week-long Celebration

Monday, 23 May 2016 13:35

Each June, the Wakefield Estate welcomes visitors to celebrate the annual blooming of hundreds of Polly Wakefield's kousa dogwood trees. We're excited to announce that this year's Dogwood Days will include our fifth annual Dogwood Days Garden Party on June 17th (rsvp required), this year capping off a week full of special events, including open hours, guided tours, a tree sale and more. Starting Saturday the 10th, the grounds will be open daily for self-guided walks around the formal gardens where hundreds of kousa dogwoods will be at their peak bloom. This year Dogwood Days will kick off with one of the estate's most enjoyed event: Dogs and Dogwoods.
Program highlights include (schedule subject to change, call to confirm):
Saturday, June 10: Dogs and Dogwoods Day - one of the year's most fun events!
For more details about any of these, visit the link from our home page for Dogwood Days, or click here.
Sunday, June 11: Garden Conservancy Open Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, June 12 - Saturday, June 17 -The estate will be open to the public daily from 10am-4pm for self-guided garden tours and plant sale. Stroll about the estate grounds and formal gardens to view hundreds of breathtaking kousa dogwoods at their peak bloom. If your garden club or organization would like a private guided tour, please call us at (617) 333-0924.
Wednesday, June 14: Wine, Cheese, and Trees Tour
Saturday, June 17th: Dogwood Days Garden Party
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Sunday Open Hours May 15th and 22nd 1:00-4:00 pm

Monday, 09 May 2016 12:18

The Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust is excited to announce that it launched regular public visiting hours on Sunday afternoons beginning Mother's Day, May 8th from 1:00- 4:00 pm. Sunday open hours will continue on all but holiday weekends through July. Open hours will be weather-dependent, so check the website, our Facebook page, or Twitter the day of your visit if the weather is questionable. For more information, call 617-333-0924.

The Wakefield Estate -- which includes over 22 acres of formal gardens, orchards, woodlands and wetlands -- is a beautiful place for an informal stroll. The Wakefield Estate is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton, MA. If you'd like to print out our beautiful new Pocket Guide, with a map and information about the history of the property and its special features, click here. This guide was formatted to print on 8 1/2" x 11" paper. For a full size guide, please visit the Wakefield Estate and pick on up in in the map kiosk. For more info, call 617-333-0924.



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