Quiet here this week, because…

Poster advertising the 21-foot long sermon to be given at the Congregational Church of Needham in the late 1800s. (Photo: Danielle Jurdan)

I’m working flat out putting together a historical exhibit for the Congregational Church of Needham to display as part of Needham’s Walk Through History this weekend. As the volunteer archivist for the church, I’m in charge of highlighting fun stories from the church’s past to entertain local history buffs. If you live in the area, come out and see our exhibit this Sunday, October 14.

If you’re not local, but are still curious to know more about what I’ve been doing during this period of radio silence, come check out my blog, Once Upon a Time in Needham.

I’m using it to document some of the interesting stories I find during my stint organizing the church archives, including:

I’m particularly excited about this Sunday’s exhibit, because I’ve found lots of great new-to-me stories in the archives this summer, including:

  • The Missing Stained Glass Window and Other Hazards of Capital Campaigns
  • The 21-Foot Long Sermon
  • The Minister Who Was Entirely Too Fond of Tobacco and Sports

I’d tell you all about them here, but honestly, I’d rather see you at the church on Sunday. 😉


About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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2 Responses to Quiet here this week, because…

  1. Tamara says:

    so cool…wish I could have been there this morning! Blessings!


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