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

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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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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