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Big Little Town: The Story of Needham to air on WGBH July 19

Posted by Evan Allen  July 12, 2012 09:51 AM

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Photo courtesy of Needham Historical Society
A Board of Trade Billboard erected in the 1920s to attract residents and businesses to the Town.

Needham history buffs, make sure you’re watching WGBH next Thursday at 10 p.m. – the station will be airing "Big Little Town: The Story of Needham." Tune in on July 19 on WGBH 2 to catch this film, narrated by former Needham resident and broadcaster Natalie Jacobson.

A description of the film, courtesy of WGBH:

Before there was a United States, there was Needham. The people who first settled this Massachusetts town arrived in America in 1630, just 10 years after the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth. They first made their way to Dedham, and by 1711 they had officially established their own town: Needham. Over three centuries, the town transformed from a sleepy farming community to a thriving mill center and an industrial showcase, to a highly desirable suburb of Boston. Created as the finale to Needham’s 300th-anniversary celebration in 2011, this film tells this little town’s really big stories.

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