Newton Calendar for February, 2002

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  • Saturday, February 2, at 2:00 p.m. "PASSAGE TO FREEDOM": The Jackson Homestead's Role in the Underground Railroad.

    To commemorate Black History Month and The Jackson Homestead's role in the Underground Railroad, participate in this program which documents fugitives' journeys to freedom through songs and stories. Join staff curator Sheila Sibley who uses interactive techniques.

    Admission: included with regular museum admission.

  • Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. : "A VISIT WITH ELLEN KRAFT".

    The Jackson Homestead Museum presents Marcia Estabrook in her historical portrayal of Ellen Craft, an escaped slave who became an abolitionist.

    Program admission: $5.00, $4.00 for Newton Historical Society or WGBH members.

  • Wednesday, February 13, at 9:30 a.m.: Meeting of the Greater Boston Seniors Computer Group. Topic: To Be Announced.

    The GBSCG does not provide computer classes. Dues are $3 per meeting or $20 per year. For further information, please contact Eve Welts, (781) 894-4948, or go to their Web Page.

    For information about computer classes, call the Newton Senior Center, (617) 552-7178.

  • Sunday, February 17, 2:00 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m.: Research Sunday at The Jackson Homestead Museum
  • Wednesday, February 20, at 10:00 a.m.: "COOKING THEN & NOW". The Jackson Homestead Museum teams up with Newtonville neighbor Bread and Circus Whole Foods Market. During school vacation, children and adults can travel through the centuries to learn about and compare how families obtained and made food in the 19th century and how it is produced today.

    The program begins at The Jackson Homestead and admission is: $3.00, $2.00 Newton Historical Society and WGBH members.

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