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March Stone Soup with Furniture Conservator Robert Mussey

Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:03

Join us for our third event in the 2018 Stone Soup and Speaker series of engaging talks and delicious homemade soups on March 28th at 6:00 pm. This year's theme, "Digging Deeper: Exploring the Wakefield Estate's Collections," allows for a deeper look at four different aspects of the estate's collections. Our March event will feature an opportunity to hear the deeper story behind our Seymour furniture collection with furniture conservator Robert Mussey.
This program will be held in the Isaac Davenport mansion located at 1465 Brush Hill Road. Suggested donation $5. Space is limited; pre-registration appreciated by calling 617-333-0924 x22.
Save the date! - the final 2018 Stone Soup and Speaker series will be held the final Wednesday of April when Landscape Director Deb Merriam will offer a closer "look" at our world-class arboretum plant collection.

We're on the map! Actually, Google Earth

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:18

During the next year using Google Earth aerial maps, we will be cataloguing our arboretum collection. The map below is an April 2017 GIS Aerial Map viewable on Google Earth program by downloading this KMZ file. Click on the clock icon above the map to view the progressive aerials shot since 1995. Over the next year, we will be adding catalogue records of all trees in our arboretum collection, so check back to see our progress.



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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