Archaeological Dig at Jason Russell House

In preparation for digging of wells for an upcoming geothermal heating and cooling system in the Jason Russell House, the Arlington Historical Societyhas contracted to have Archaeological fieldwork done on the affected portion of the grounds. The Public Archaeology Laboratory of Pawtucket, RI has been hired to conduct a one day excavation of an area … Continue reading Archaeological Dig at Jason Russell House

In Memoriam: Sally Rogers & John Sweeney

In Memoriam: Sally Rogers & John SweeneyIn the Winter 2021 issue of Menotomy Minutes, the quarterly newsletter of the Society, the lives of two special volunteers and leaders, Sally Rogers and John Sweeney, were honored following their recent passings. Each led such interesting lives of varied accomplishment, but we could only include a small part of … Continue reading In Memoriam: Sally Rogers & John Sweeney

MAY 1, 1955: DIAL TELEPHONES DEBUT IN ARLINGTON

MAY 1, 1955:  DIAL TELEPHONES DEBUT IN ARLINGTON If self-dial telephone service in Arlington were a person, it would just now be eligible for Medicare.  Today is the 65th anniversary of dial technology coming to the homes and businesses of the town.  This automation coincided with the loss of the readily identifiable ARlington 5 telephone … Continue reading MAY 1, 1955: DIAL TELEPHONES DEBUT IN ARLINGTON

On the piazza . . .

Recent entries from Nina Winn’s 1916 diary include descriptions of her having lunch or reading “on the piazza.”  Nowadays, to American-English speakers, the word “piazza” typically conjures thoughts of the open public spaces that are characteristic of cities in Italy.  But in Nina Winn’s time, piazza was a popular term in the United States for … Continue reading On the piazza . . .

A REMEMBRANCE of GERALDINE KAYE

A REMEMBRANCE of GERALDINE KAYE It is with great sadness that we report that Gerry Kaye, our former Assistant Treasurer/Membership Secretary and Director, died in a snorkeling accident in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean on March 9.  She and her husband, David, had moved to Portland, OR to be near their daughters.  We remember Gerry asresponsible, conscientious, and meticulous, but … Continue reading A REMEMBRANCE of GERALDINE KAYE