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PROGRAMS
2016-2017 booklet

LEARNING WITH YOUR CHILDREN

  • North Cemetery (under construction)
  • The Village Evolves (under construction)
  • Wayland and the Civil War
    Written by the late Nancy Ashkar in conjunction with the Wayland Historical Society, this program was used for many years by Wayland fifth graders. It has been adapted by Bobby Robinson of the Massachusetts Study Project as a model for use by other schools planning a study of the Civil War from the perspective of their own community.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • WPS Third Grade Program – Wayland April 19, 1775 (under construction)
  • Wayland High School History Project
    Includes seven volumes of project-based learning completed from 2001-2015 in Kevin Delaney’s US History classes. Each edition took two years to complete and constitutes what we hope is a rich local history archive of oral history, original research, and fascinating storytelling that show how national trends and developments played out in our town and region. Learn more here.
  • WHS Scholarships – (under construction)

HISTORICAL TOURS OF WAYLANDWAYLAND HISTORICAL TOURS BOOK
First issued in 1976 as part of the U.S. bi-centennial celebration, Bobby Robinson’s three historical “tours” (1600s, Revolutionary War period, 19th century development of the two separate town centers) was updated in 2013 with new maps and photographs. Available also from us online (link to Books) or view for free here.

VIDEO: FIVE MILES ASTRIDE THE RIVER (2014)
A 20-minute documentary by students Zander Cowen and Jacob Sussman’s that  explores Wayland’s history through three eras of the town’s development: colonial, industrial and post-World War II using archival photographs and interviews with Wayland historians.  Click here to view through link on Pelham Island Pictures website.

Wayland’s Truck Farms and Road Side Stands
Bob Dorey talks about “Wayland’s Truck Farms and Road Side Stands”. Bob spoke of Wayland’s truck farms and roadside stands and their operation during the 1900s. Drawing from personal experience as a teenager on a number of farms and talking with older residents, Bob recounted history and some firsthand experiences on such familiar landmarks as Lee’s Farm Market, Mainstone Farm, Watertown Dairy, Pinky Smith’s Farm stand, Walnut Hill, Harrington’s and the Hynes’ farms. See photographs form his talk and a video here.