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A look at upcoming Norwood Historical Society events

Posted by Natalie Feulner  April 4, 2012 10:00 AM

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The Norwood Historical Society is offering a number of lectures and programs this month and next, including one about the popular PBS television show, “Downton Abbey,” and another celebrating Norwood mothers.

Here’s a quick look at a few of the events.

Day House Tours: The Historical Society will celebrate the inclusion of Fred Holland Day’s photography in an exhibit at the Addision Gallery in Andover with special tours of Norwood’s Day House Museum starting April 15.

Attendees will learn about Day, a Norwood man who became well known in 1890 for his photography and world travels. The tours will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 and on Sunday afternoons until July 22. According to a news release about the tours, they will be an “opportunity to see the mansion while the art world focuses upon Day’s legacy.”

The Ladies of Downton Abbey: Lassell College professors Jill Carey and Lynn Blake will discuss the fashions represented in PBS’s hit show “Downton Abbey.” The professors will explain fashion trends both in England and the United States between 1900 and 1920. Using three characters from the television show, the pair will discuss the fashion differences among generations during that time. The presentation will be April 25 at 7 p.m.

Mother’s Day Tea: The Historical Society will celebrate Norwood mothers at a “Mother’s Day Tea” on May 12 at 2 p.m. The event will include a number of local organizations and Norwood businesses that have provided music, flowers, and food. Tickets are $10 or $25 for an included gift package and can be purchased at the Historical Society or at Babel’s Paint and Design, 23 Cottage St. For more information, e-mail nhstea@gmail.com.

The Norwood Historical Society is located at the Fred Holland Day House, 93 Day St. For more information about the organization, its events, or the Day House, visit www.norwoodhistoricalsociety.org.

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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