Welcome to the Wayland Historical Society.
We invite you to join us in learning about the rich history of Wayland, Massachusetts, USA.
Visit our museum at the Grout Heard house on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to noon.
12 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778
Note: The museum will be closed on December 26th and 29th
Sunday, January 21 ~ 2:00 PM
Russell’s Garden Center
From its formation when the glaciers receded to the treasured recreational space it offers today, Dudley Pond has a rich history. Educator and Cochituate resident, Sheila Carel, has explored the colorful history of the pond and its surroundings, including Dudley Woods. She will share this history, highlighting Dudley Pond’s rich and diverse history. Over time, the Pond has been served as a sacred place for Native Americans, a water source for the rapidly growing City of Boston in the 1840’s, the sumptuous Simpson Estate that became the Mansion Inn, Ted Williams’ and “the Babe’s” fishing base at the Dudley Chateau, water quality improvements, recent pontoon boat band concerts, and more.
Refreshments: Harvey Segal