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Newton Free Library programs and displays, 1956-1980

Newton Free Library

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The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural, and governmental past. These materials reflect the civic life of and provide insight into Newton from the 19th through the early 20th century, a time when Newton was transforming from agriculture to industry and becoming a suburban Boston residential community. Presented here are photographs of Newton Free Library programs and displays from 1956 through 1980: spring festivals, art shows, area for the visually handicapped, author teas, children's programs, book repair demonstrations, Negro History Week, Massachusetts Constitution bicentennial, and "Jewish People of Newton".

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