ACTIVITY AT NORWOOD
More Than 400 Old-Timers to be Invited to Old-Home Celebration.
NORWOOD. July 12—After many unavoidable delays invitations are being sent out today for the old-home day observance, Wednesday, July 30. The committee on invitations has worked very hard for the past three weeks or more answering all sorts of questions by word or by mall, and between 40 and 50 invitations will be sent out.
But little attempt, it is understood will be made this year to get people here from great distances. Another year It is thought that the whole town can be Induced to officially take hold of the celebration. In such a case it is likely that 1000 people will be invited.
This year’s observance being in the hands of the very busy men of the Norwood business association and having been arranged a little hastily is not expected to be a full expression of what the town can do in an old-home week function.
The arrangements for the day will include an evening’s historical program, with an address by some orator yet to be selected on South Dedham and Norwood antiquities, accompanied by an historical exhibit by means of the sterocopticon. Rev Theron Brown of Newtonville will probably furnish an original poem. During the day the invited old-timers. as guests of the business men’s association, will be driven about town and entertained at the homes of citizens.
It is possible that a historical tablet will be placed on Dr L. H. Plimpton’s house, to mark the spot on which Capt Aaron Guild was when he left his plow and oxen to go to the battle of Bunker Hill. There are numerous other historic spots in town which the historical committee may conclude to erect tablets on.
The various committees here held meetings this week and arrangements are being pushed forward earnestly.
The Norwood woman’s club is giving the business association valuable assistance in the work.
Sun, Jul 13, 1902 – 10 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts)