... Melrose Historical Society February Meeting
The Melrose Historical Society has planned an open forum for its quarterly meeting, to be held at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 28, at the First Congregational Church.
According to the special edition of the Society's "Ell Pond Echoes", the meeting will center on "Memories and Mysteries: An Open Forum on Local History". The full text of the Echoes announcement is as follows:
"What makes Melrose the unique and wonderful place that it is? Why is it the kind of place that inspires loyalty over generations? Probably no one will ever find the definitive answer to that question, but in a time when the City of Melrose is facing the possibility of significant, permanent changes, we as a Historical Society have an interest in discussing that question.
"Melrose has long been known as 'The City of Homes,' and indeed we are blessed with many neighborhoods' worth of wonderful houses, from modest to magnificent. While the houses themselves are a pleasure to look upon, it's the stories of the people who live in them that make these houses into homes. And that is what history is call ahout.
"Our program on Thursday, February 28 will be a chance to share stories about the houses and neighborhoods we live in, or have lived in, or wish we lived in. We will begin the program with some anecdotes from residents who are well informed about their homes' histories, and then open the discussion to any topic of interest to the audience. Those of you who attended our first 'Memories and Mysteries' last year will remember that it was both great fun and a unique opportunity to learn about our beautiful city.' This time around, we'll build on success."
"The program will also be an opportunity to hear about the survey of historic homes coordinated by the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and how you can have your home included in it. Please join us on February 28, and bring a friend!"
The newsletter editor of Ell Pond Echoes is Beatrice Wadland; the society president is Victoria Bolles.