Needham Historical Society

The Kingsbury-Whitaker House

The Museum, the home of the Society, is located at 53 Glendoon Road off Great Plain Avenue, near the center of town, heading toward Wellesley on Great Plain Avenue (Route 135). The Kingsbury-Whitaker House combines a 1710 Colonial farm with an 1840 country estate. In addition to an auditorium and library/archives, the three story building contains exhibit rooms dedicated to our past.

Kingsbury Whitaker House Museum
Kingsbury-Whitaker House Museum

They include:

Admission to the museum is free and guided tours of the exhibits are available. Our gift shop features pansy theme items, since the Giant Swiss Pansy was first grown in America in Needham in the 1860's by Denys Zirngiebel.

Museum and Gift Shop Open Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 12 noon and 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm and by appointment for groups. Sumer hours and special programs are announced in local newspapers.

Recent Programs

Each year the Society's Public programs cover a wide range of Needham-related topics, as well as subjects of general interest. The Society recently sponsored the following:

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