June 18, 2024

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Needham’s Growth Track: How Rails Sparked its Transformation

One of the things that history tries to explain is why things are the way they are. A lot of what makes Needham a desirable suburb can be traced back to its location and the travelling options that run through it. Sure, the towns road to success may indeed have been paved, but it was first tied to the creation of train lines. Dig a little deeper and a defunct electric streetcar system also got the town going at a critical point. Join the Needham History Center and Museum’s Executive Director, Dr. Gloria Greis, as she tracks down the reasons we should celebrate our transportation transformation.

This program will be shown in it’s entirety on the Needham Channel, and is available through the Needham History Center and Museum’s YouTube page. You can watch the full program here: