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A Century of Parks and Recreation in Newton

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Newton History Series

Join retired Boston College professor, Mike Clarke, for a talk that will trace the history of Newton’s parks, playgrounds and organized sports movement s of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The movement was led in part by Newton’s majoy Edwin Childs and Ernst Hermann, the first and longest-serving Superintendent of Playgrounds. Period photographs will illustrate the talk. Co-sponsored by New Conservators.