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This Day In Norwood History- July 28, 1903-Norwood’s First Old Home Week Begins

The memorial to the soldiers who participated in the 1745 siege at Louisburg sits in Aaron Guild Park near the Norwood Post Office.
The to the soldiers who participated in the 1745 siege at Louisburg sits in Park near the .

BEGINS TODAY.
Will Open with Exorcises in a Tent Tonight.

Wed, Jul 29, 1903 – 2 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.com

NORWOOD. July 28—Today and tomorrow Norwood will celebrate old-home week, the celebration with a program this evening in a big tent and closing with general exercises in the same tent tomorrow evening.

Guests are requested to register at at 4 this afternoon. Light refreshments will be served there from 6 to 7 this evening, and on Thursday evening at the same hours.

The program as officially arranged for Wednesday and Thursday is as follows: Opening exercises in tent on grounds. 7:30 to 10 pm: Prayer by Rev ; address of welcome by Pres ; song. “On Venice Waters.” by ; historical address by Don Gleason Hill of : song. My Home is Where the Heather Blooms.’ by Weber quartet; poem by Charles S Ross of Norwood; song. “Honey, I Wants Yer Now,” by Weber quartet; stereopticon views of Norwood scenes and old residents, with explanatory remarks by Milton H. Howard: designs for a seal, with explanatory remarks by ; song. “Ended Once More.” by Weber quartet.

From 9 to 12 a m. Thursday, guests will be entertained by drives about town. Including visits to the industrial plants and public places.

Historical exercises at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon, opening with prayer by Rev . Introductory remarks will be made by and the unveiling of a memorial to the soldiers of who participated in the , 1745, will follow. The historical address will be delivered by Frederic J. Stimson of Dedham.

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Secretary of the Norwood Old-Home Week Association

At 4:30 a concert on the Everett grounds will be given by the .

Thursday evening at 7:30 In tbs big tent there will be a gathering especially designed for the enjoyment of old timers and visitors. Prayer will be offered by Rev , remarks will be made by visiting guests and old-time residents, musical exercises will be given by of the “Sixteen Of us” club, the stereoptlcon view exhibited on the previous evening will be shown for the second time. These exercises will be followed by a social hour for the renewal of old acquaintances and friendships.

Dr Frederick S Button of the reception committee has invited the following old residents to assist on his committee: , , , , , , , , , , , , . , , , ,

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