Some things will have to speak for themselves. This broadside, printed in 1840, was found in the archives of the Library of Congress. Probably written by Lilley Eaton, no other information is presently known about this broadside. But we’re on the hunt… Its description of two churches and the pond that rivals Nahant in its…
Discover the history of ‘Wakefield Park,’ one of the earliest upscale real estate developments (called a ‘garden suburb’) in the Boston area.
The history of Wakefield’s beloved “Little Red Schoolhouse, which has housed generations of Wakefield’s young. One of the oldest two-room schoolhouses in Massachusetts.
The truest testaments to the first European settlers in this area are the fascinating carved slate stones that offer a hint of their joys as well as their sorrows, their lives, as well as their deaths. Some of the best examples in the nation of Puritan gravestone art can be found here.
Wakefield’s iconic Rockery began life as a European-style “sylvan grotto,” which was as controversial as most public improvements here….