In celebration of International Peace Day, join us for an illustrated talk with Thomas M. Paine about a war's effect on five siblings, including his ancestor General Charles Cushing Paine who led a company of black soldiers in the Civil War and pioneering peace activist Robert Treat Paine.
Wealthy women of the Lyman and Paine families had opportunities not available to most women of the 19th and early 20th centuries....
NOTE NEW DATE SAT MAY 6. Celebrate the opening of a new mini-branch of the Waltham Public Library at Stonehurst with story time with Waltham's own children's book author and illustrator Annette Leblanc Cate and crafts and activities inspired by her books.
Join us for winter stories and crafts for the little ones. Bring your camera to take your family photos at this beautiful historic estate decorated for the holidays.
Meet the master of the macabre and experience a fun and unforgettable performance of Poe's Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven in the dramatic Great Hall. Actor Campbell Harmon brings Edgar Allan Poe to life, sharing stories of his tragic life, his mysterious death, and his profound influence on American literature.
Join the Waltham Public Library at Stonehurst for a very special evening of stargazing with MIT Professor Robert Simcoe.
As part of Historic Waltham month, Stonehurst curator Ann Clifford and Historic New England's Sally Zimmerman tell the story of how two celebrated architects created National Historic Landmarks in Waltham.
Take a Story Walk in the woods surrounding Stonehurst with your children following the colorful pages of Mowgli's Rainy Day, a Disney story inspired by The Jungle Book. The Waltham Public Library created this fun family walk for their new community-wide Watch! Read! Listen! initiative to encourage Waltham to experience a story together all summer long.
Enjoy the story about a boy raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, while experiencing the wilds of Waltham with your family. From the parking lot, walk to the gated entrance to the woods on the circular drive and follow the story along the Bull Run Trail leading to the Waltham High School. (See map)
Visit the Waltham Public Library all summer long for free events for all ages inspired by Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book story. They'll have book discussions, sing-alongs, crafts, guest speakers, a puppet show, and live jungle animals. The Library's Watch! Read! Listen! program also extends to other sites throughout the City like Stonehurst.
For more information, visit bit.ly/WatchReadListen2016
If parking at Stonehurst is unavailable due to an event, please park at the Waltham High School.
Celebrate Earth Day by helping reestablish the Olmsted-designed grounds at Stonehurst.