When George Washington was inaugurated as our nation’s first president in 1789, the Town of Waltham was a small agrarian village located along the Great Country Road just nine miles west of Boston.
Over the next forty years, economic and social developments fundamentally transformed Waltham, creating a community inhabited by yeoman farmers, factory workers, small business owners, and wealthy Boston families.
Join Waltham historian Jack Cox as he examines the changes that took place in Waltham from 1789 until 1825, and the reasons why these changes occurred.
Cosponsored with the Waltham Historical Society.
$5 Historic New England and Waltham Historical Society members
Registration is recommended. Waltham Historical Society members must call to register. Please call 617-994-5912 for more information or buy online.